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Re: printing on Lisp-m from Unix host
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 90 8:33:08 CDT
From: email@example.com (Daniel Kirschen)
> Since this is the third query about this in the last month (and someone
> at Symbolics called me on the phone to ask whether I knew of any such
> software), and there has been no answer so far, it's pretty obvious that
> there is no Symbolics LPD server.
This is not quite correct. In response to a similar request a few months ago,
I received from J. Christoffel in Germany a piece of code that does this job
quite nicely. It is free and available to those who ask.
HOWEVER, since we are in the process of getting rid of our Symbolics and I will
probably not be reading this mailing list much longer and since J. Christoffel
does not seem to be reading it very regularly, this (short) piece of code is
looking for a good home from where it could be distributed easily. Any takers?
I'm alive and normally I read SLUG regularly but as we happen to have
holiday time over here now and as I'm one of those not on vacation I'm
pretty busy even without reading mailing lists timely, sorry.
My "SUN --> Lispm LPD server" still lives and as I offered on SLUG a
long time ago it is freely available to anyone interested in using it.
You may fetch it via anonymous ftp (login anonymous, password your full
mail address) from host gmdzi.gmd.de -- it's located in directory
As far as I remember the LPD protocol is documented in the BSD Unix
literature you'll get with your operating system. Look for manuals
describing how to install a (line) printer.
P.S. Those without ftp access may ask me via email and I'll mail but as
you may conclude from the above it may last some time before I'll find
some spare time.
P.P.S. A keyword driven email server for SLUG back articles might be
really useful for such questions asked every so often -- if only
Symbolics did document a programatical interface to their mail server...