Recently I asked the question:
->I have a bunch of Sparcs running 4.1.x and wish to have printcap
->in yellow pages (NIS). I read in manual pages PRINTCAP (5) that I "lpr"
->searches local /etc/printcap then searches NIS map "printcap". The
->trouble is "trace lpr -Pxyz filename" tells me that it is not looking
->into the NIS map printcap.
->Can "printcap" be put into NIS?
->If so, can someone send me their entry in the NIS Makefile?
->I am in a big rush for this one - thanks a lot!!
Just because there were some "please send info" I am providing this summary
BUT I would like to note:
1. As pointed out to me by email@example.com, I should have looked
at the archive of the sun-managers mailing list FIRST because a
summary has already been posted regarding this subject. Instructions
for accessing this archive is described in the last FAQ from sun-managers.
The summary is:
1. This WAS available on the old 386i's using its lpd driver.
2. There is a product from Sun Consulting called NISLPD but it is
reported to cost about $2800 (not confirmed) which will run on SPARC's
3. One should be able to get a hold of the source to lpr, lpc, lpq from
Berkeley and possibly modify it - could not find anyone who has done this!
4. Have a NFS server "serve" a master printcap file using links and NFS
5. Use 'rdist' to distribute an updated /etc/printcap to all hosts.
6. Migrate to Solaris 2.x, NIS+ seems to have this feature !!
7. Put /etc/printcap in a NIS-map and let the client re-create /etc/printcap
when it reboots
8. Try the plp stuff, available via anon ftp from ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk, look
for something like pub/plp
Thanks to all those who responded!
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sidney BC V8L 4B2
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