I finally started using LPR intensivly and i noticed a big chance and an
irritating 2 things, when still using lpr (RH 6.X i believe) this wasn't
First of all the admin doesn't get mailed on error. The
mail_operator_on_error= is set to <NULL> by default, in lpd this used to be
Second and more important, if the job can't be send remote to an lpd device
or an other server it's deleted. Because the following is set by default:
# Purpose: failure action to take after send_try attempts failed
# default send_failure_action=remove (STRING)
Imho this should be retry.
Below is the info of the package.
Name : LPRng Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 3.7.4 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 23 Build Date: Thu Jun 7 19:51:11
I hope you agree and fix this in a errata OR a next release!
I first debug samba, then I put the inter printserver to the test, then the
printer, because the expected behavior was to keep to retry..
Finally when i was confident it all worked ok, i check lpd/LPDng...
That took me some hours...
Let me know what you guys think.
I forgot to mention I didn't check RH 7.1 or 7.2, but it might apply to those
also. RH 7.0 is a winning team here, and I once learned you should never change
a winning team!
CUPS is used instead of LPRng now.