uucp with tcp on 386/ix vers 2.0.2

Dan Rich drich at dialogic.UUCP
Sat Oct 7 02:18:04 AEST 1989

In article <182 at inpnms.UUCP> logan at inpnms.UUCP (James Logan) writes:
>In article <255 at cipher.UUCP> russ at cipher.UUCP (Russ Harvey) writes:
># Hi, we have 5 ISC 386/ix version 2.0.2 machines
># connected via ethernet (WD8003E, ISC's TCP/IP),
># and want to do something natural like have
># the ability to print files on all machines,
># even though there is only one printer (HP LaserJet II).
>What's wrong with the rshl(1) command?  If you are on machine "A"
>and the printer is on machine "Z", just use:  
>	rshl Z lp <filename;

  This will only work if you give all of your users accounts on the
machine with the printer, and if all of them have a .rhosts file.  I
find that a little too much to expect of most users :-).  Also, I have
removed the .rhosts file from root (I don't want people to be logging,
or rshl'ing into our fileserver as root), so now I can't print from
remote machines as root.

  If you are running rfs, a better solution might be (this just came
to mind, and I haven't tried it yet, so don't yell if it doesn't work)
to create a remote device directory.  Then, place links to all of the
devices you want to be able to access remotely in this directory.  You
should then be able to define a printer to use the remote device,
instead of the usual local device.  We already use this for our tape
drive, so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work for a printer.
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