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10.3: Share a Panther printer with OS 9
Authored by: ficara on Jan 30, '04 11:49:40AM

This does not work for me. On my OS X machine I do lpstat -v and I see:

device for DESKJET_895C: ///dev/null

On my OS 9 machine (connecting via a Linksys wireless router) I create a desktop printer for server 192.168.1.x with queue DESKJET_895C. I then print, but nothing ever shows up on the printer on the Panther machine, and on the OS 9 machine it says "xxx K remaining to send" and stays like that until it times out. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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10.3: Share a Panther printer with OS 9
Authored by: strickm on Feb 04, '04 09:50:34AM
When I first used lpstat -v on my OS X machine, I saw a similar message:
device for Stylus_COLOR_980: ///dev/null
Since one of the other OS X machines on our network was already using my printer through Printer Sharing and they were reporting a strange message within Printer Setup, I decided to delete the printer in my list, search for and remove all plist and other preference files for that printer from the Finder (using Find), then re-add the printer. Now, lpstat -v reports:
device for Stylus_COLOR_980: usb://EPSON/Stylus%20COLOR%20980?serial=dc0dc0011291021390
Then, I was able to get the tip to work perfectly. Good luck.

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10.3: Share a Panther printer with OS 9
Authored by: ksunken on May 11, '04 12:41:12AM

Re: XXX K remaining to send
Check your memory available, I got the same problem with my old 5400 under OS 8.6. I'm not sure, but it appears that my OS 8.6 just couldn't find enough memory to send it off. No probs at all with my iMac DVSE under OS 9.2.2
vitals & hardware
5400/180 under OS 8.6, 48M Real/ 64M Virtual Memory on Etherlan to 450 MHz Cube OSX(10.3.3) with Lexmark Z23, LAN is on Linksys 4 port router to Cable Modem (Motorola 1402SM "Surfboard")
Don't forget to forward Port 113 to non-existing IP to "Stealth" it (Look up Port 113 using any search engine)

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