>> Okay, I'm obviously landing in the middle of a long discussion.
> Apologies if I'm covering old ground.
>> What you describe is very, very sad. Anyone who's worked with
> lpr/lpd, and tried to deliver status or completion results has
> cursed this deficiency in lpr/lpd -- the completed job vanishes.
> Now here we are 25 years later, and we're propagating the same
>> Moreover, we're trying to patch the problem with
> machine-readable e-mail notification? If this is important (and
> it is), let's address the underlying problem.
>> And please don't anyone tell me about their $99 printer for
> remote internet printing that can't cache a reasonable amount of
> completed job status but does have the resources to deliver
> multi-part MIME e-mail. ;-)
>> :: David Kellerman Northlake Software 503-228-3383
> :: david_kellerman at nls.com Portland, Oregon fax 503-228-5662
I wrote PLP/LPRng exactly to solve this problem.
If you want, you can even throw away your BSD based printing
system and use it.
Just because you do not want to update to new RFC1179 software is no
excuse to whine and whimper.
Oh, yes... it is Open Source... and there is also support available
Umm... the first version that solved this problem was done in
Patrick (":-)") Powell
Patrick Powell Astart Technologies,
papowell at astart.com 9475 Chesapeake Drive, Suite D,
Network and System San Diego, CA 92123
Consulting 858-874-6543 FAX 858-279-8424
LPRng - Print Spooler (http://www.astart.com)