> does anyone know of any public domain software to do accounting for PCL
> printers? We have an HP 4MP laser printer which we are about to connect to
> our SUN IPX and I would like to set up two queues, one for Postscript and
> the other for PCL.
I got two replies to this question from
Gert Poletiek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Christian Gresser (email@example.com)
neither solution was quite what I was looking for and I have not tried them
yet but they may help others in a similar predicament.
Here are the responses, first from Gert Poletiek (firstname.lastname@example.org):
If your printer talks PJL (besides PCL and PostScript) and your Sun IPX
runs solaris 1 or 2.x I may have a solution for you.
We use 7 HP SiMX printers connected to our IP networks. We send data to the
printer using HP's hpnpf filter (ftpable from ftp-boi.hp.com) and collect the
accouting information using some PJL statements after each job.
The accouting file format we use is compatible with Berkeley's pac software.
The filter also includes a postscript bannerpage which you can adapt to your
If you're interested, drop a note, as I don't have this filter in our ftp
archive just yet.
from Christian Gresser (email@example.com) I
received the following:
I faced a similar problem a few months ago and found the
(I still didn't try it yet, because accounting is no longer
> SUMMARY: Postscript page counting
> We've got a HP LaserJet 4Si which is connected via Ethernet with it's
> own IP adress. For this printer I found a program called hpfilter
> (an hpnp front-end filter that does page accouting) from
> William LeFebvre (firstname.lastname@example.org) which can be found at
> eecs.nwu.edu as /pub/hpfilter.tar.Z. It is known to work with SunOS 4.1.2
> but I didn't try it yet.
> There might by similar solutions for other printers too.
As far as I remember, this program used PCL for accounting.
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