Remote Printer did'nt print via lpr

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Thu Jan 27 05:19:42 PST 2005

k.zschaler at wrote:
> Dear group,
> I want to print to a printer, which isn't connected to the LAN every time. My idea is the users should print to the cups queue and everytime the printer is connected (via a vpn connection) to the cups server, the print jobs will be send automatically to the lpr printer. Sometimes it is working in this way. But most not. Maybe I'am wrong doing this in this way. But please help me to solve the problem or tell me how I should configure the cups server or the lpr printer.
> Btw. the lpr printer is connected to a w2k box.
> "Remote host did not accept control file (98)"
> Device URI: lpd://
> From the cups error log:
> I [27/Jan/2005:11:25:03 +0100] Sending control file (71 bytes)
> E [27/Jan/2005:11:25:03 +0100] Remote host did not accept control file (98)
> E [27/Jan/2005:11:25:03 +0100] PID 12391 stopped with status 98!

With this configuration, the only method I can think of is to wrap the
lpd backend with a
script that queries the return code and tries repeatedly until the print


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
tel: +49 30 75301-360

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