Many thanx to all who responded, namely:
Jason L. Harrell
Mark A. Faust
Joseph S D Yao
Craig W. Shaver
Mark 'Hex' Hershberger
Sorry about the delay. I had to exchange private mail to clarify a
few things before I summarize.
The original questions was:
> Our users acquire the IP addresses for their PCs (mostly Win95)
> from our DHCP server. We'd like to enable them to print their
> Sun (Solaris 2.5.1) files on their PC printers. I can figure out
> to the extent that there should be some sort of print server
> program running under Win95. However, I am not very clear
> about how to tell Solaris to print a file on a certain IP address.
> If this is possible, can you tell me how?
- need to run an lpd deamon on user pc.
this can be samba (http://samba.anu.edu.au,
or pc-nfs of Sun or Niprint
or lpd which comes with OnNet
or Windows NT print server
- use admintool to set up the printer on Solaris.
- use WINS server along with DNS server of Microsoft to resolve the
printer names to the dynamic addresses from the DHCP server.
(actually this addresses the core of my problem. Unfortunately
however, I am still stuck because I use the Solaris name servers
in our network. They don't seem to be capable of cooperating with
WINS. I haven't checked Samba yet, to see if it provides a solution
for the dynamic IP. But I don't think it does as this is rather a
protocol issue than a print server.)
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