[kwlug-disc] Print server.

Dave Cramer davecramer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 15:33:41 EDT 2012


Of course right after I waste a bunch of time with a trendnet POC ;)

Thanks,

Dave Cramer


On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Cedric Puddy <cedric at ccjclearline.com> wrote:
> As a general service to my friends in the biz, I always try to keep at least one or two HP Print Servers on hand -- if you're ever in a pinch and need one, you can email me personally or give me call, and I might be able to help!
>
> I believe I've got three on hand right now (including at least 1 three port unit).  It's rare to critically need one, especially a parallel one these days, but I've no doubt they're going to come in handy somewhere along the line all the same.
>
>         All the Best,
>
>         -Cedric
>
> On 2012-10-25, at 6:46 AM, John Van Ostrand wrote:
>
>> Talk to your local e-recycler and pick up an HP jetdirect print server.
>> Try another brand if you like but the HP's have just worked all the time.
>> It's hard to find new devices that support parallel ports.
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Paul Nijjar [mailto:paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 09:51 PM
>> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Print server.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 03:47:09PM +0000, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
>>> I've got a client looking to set up his plotters to the rest of the
>> office
>>> through his network would you guys recommend running an old box using
>>> ubuntu as the distro for cups or would you recommend something like
>> these
>>>
>> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=20
>> 6&srkey=print%20servers.
>>> I don't see how something like these little devices can have support for
>>> things like plotters and such but I'm all for minimalism and simplicity.
>>
>> What kind of plotters? I do not know how plotters talk to computers
>> either, but maybe you could describe the current setup and give us
>> some clues?
>>
>> I have used such a print server to drive an old parallel-port printer.
>> It worked pretty well.
>>
>> - Paul
>>
>>
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