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Recommended Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ) Values for Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs)

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

This document contains a list of recommended values for the Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter when using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF) command to print using the TCP/IP LPR/LPD.

Resolving the problem

Note: This document was previously titled, TCP/IP LPR/LPD Printing with Recommended RMTPRTQ Values.

This document contains a list of recommended values for the Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter when using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF) command to print using the TCP/IP LPR/LPD.

Notes:

1. The Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter specifies the LPR queue name that the network interface card (NIC), print server or is expecting for LPD (or Line Printer Daemon) print requests. The LPR queue name is hardware specific when sending spooled files to a printer or printer server, but also must be set to a specific value when sending to a Windows print queue, a Unix or Linux print queue, or to another IBM i system. This value is typically case sensitive as well, so it should generally be specified in single quotes.
2. The values listed below are case-sensitive. If the value is shown in lowercase, then the value must be specified in lowercase using single quotation marks ('). If the value is specified without single quotation marks, IBM OS/400 or IBM i5/OS will convert the value to all uppercase before changing the RMTPRTQ parameter in the output queue description. This may cause the writer for the RMTOUTQ to end unexpectedly or may cause spooled files to stay in SND (Sending) status rather than printing.
3. If the RMTPRTQ parameter is not set to correct LPR queue name, or if it is specified in the wrong case, then the RMTOUTQ may be unable to connect to the printer; print server; or Windows, Linux, AIX or IBM i print queue. This can cause spooled files to stay in SND (Sending) status without being sent.
4. Once the RMTOUTQ has been created, the Work with OUTQ Description (WRKOUTQD) command can be used to verify that all of the parameters, including the Remote printer queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter, are specified correctly. If not, use the End Writer (ENDWTR) command with the When to end writer (OPTION) parameter set to *IMMED to end the writer immediately, then use the WRKOUTQ command to display and the F13 (Change) Key to change the settings in the RMTOUTQ.
5. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. If using a network interface or system that does not appear in this list, contact your OEM vendor to find out what value to use when sending spooled files using LPR/LPD.

For information on configuration and limitations of RMTOUTQs, refer to the following documents:

N1010090: Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ)
N1019443: Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) to a Label or Receipt Printer
N1010256: Creating a Dummy Device Description to Use with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ)
N1019659: Capabilities and Limitations of Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs)
N1019713: Using Host Print Transform (HPT) with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ)

This document was last updated on 28 October 2013.

How to use this document to determine which RMTPRTQ value you should use

This video shows how to use this document to determine the recommended Remote printer queue (RMTPRTQ) value for your print server.





Network Interface or System Type Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ) Value
Advanced Matrix Technology (AMT) printers AMT printers use a custom LPD queue name that must be checked on the printer hardware (or in a web browser)
Argecy ACC 6xe Coax/Twinax to Ethernet print server 'LBLPRT1'
Note: See the section entitled Information Concerning Print Servers Designed for Twinax SCS Printers below.
Avery Dennison Printers 'lp'
Axis LAN Adapters (external print servers) 'pr1'
Axis 1620 for Canon PCL printers 'pr1'
Axis 540+
Axis 560
'pr1'
Axis 5400+
Axis 5600+
Axis 5800+ Mobile
Axis 5810 Print Plus
Axis 5900
'PR1' for parallel port 1
'PR2' for parallel port 2
'COM1' for serial port 1
Axis Office Basic 'LPT1'
Axis PrintPoint 140 BJC Unknown at this Time
Barr Systems 'BARRTCP1'
Black Box print server 'lpt1' for parallel port 1
'lpt2' for parallel port 2
'lpt3' for parallel port 3
Brother printers 'binary_p1'
Canon GP Series copier/printers 'print'
Canon ImagePass M2 external print server 'print' or 'PRINT'
Canon imageRUNNER printers
with internal Fiery LAN Adapter
'print' or 'PRINT'
Canon imageRUNNER printers
with imagePASS-M1 print controller
'pt1' or possibly 'lpt1'
Canon imageCLASS printers 'XJDIRECT'
Castelle LANpress 'L1' for parallel port 1
'L2' for parallel port 2
Castelle LANpress 3 'P1' for parallel port 1
'P2' for parallel port 2
'P3' for parallel port 3
Cisco PPSX1 Print Server 'L1'
Citizen Printers 'PORTLF1'
CompUSA Parallel 1 Port Print Server 'LPT1'
Cub Printers with internal network interface card (NIC) 'portLF1'
D-Link DP-101
D-Link DP-300
D-Link DP-301 Plus
'LPT1' for formatted text
'LPT1_PASSTHRU' for formatted text
'LPT1_TEXT' for unformatted text
D-Link DP-311P 'LPT1' for formatted text
'LPT1_PASSTHRU' for formatted text
'LPT1_TEXT' for unformatted text
D-Link DP-G321 wireless print server 'PS-xxxxxx-U1' (for USB Port 1)
'PS-xxxxxx-U2' (for USB Port 2)
'PS-xxxxxx-P3' (for LPT Port)
where 'xxxxxx' represents the last 6 digits of the print server MAC address.
D-Link DPR-1061 print server 'dlk-xxxxxx-U1' (for USB Port 1)
'dlk-xxxxxx-U2' (for USB Port 2)
'dlk-xxxxxx-P3' (for LPT Port)
where 'xxxxxx' represents the last 6 digits of the print server MAC address.
Datamax printers 'text' or 'PORT1'
Decision Data 'd1prn'
Dell Laser printers '/prt0'
Digi Portserver No LPD Support
Digi Portserver II 'raw_1' for parallel port 1
'raw_2' for parallel port 2
...
'raw_8' for parallel port 8
'raw_9' for parallel port 9
Parallel ports 10 - 16 are Unknown at this Time (possibly either 'raw_10 or 'raw_A' through 'raw_16' or 'raw_F').
Edimax Print Servers 'lpt1' or 'LPT1'
EFI Fiery Print Servers 'print' or 'PRINT'
Emulex Print Servers PASS or TEXT
Can be set to accept any value if the Emulex adapter is set to Passthru.
Epson Interface Card 'LPB'
'LPBF'(for formfeed after splf)
EpsonNet Print Servers 'LPR'
Extend Net 1005 'L1'
Extended Systems 'portLF1' or 'anydata1' for parallel port 1
'portLF2' or 'anydata2' for parallel port 2
'portLF3' or 'anydata3' for parallel port 3
Note: If 'portLF1', 'portLF2' or 'portLF3' causes a blank page before and after each spooled file, try using 'anydata1', 'anydata2' or 'anydata3' instead.
GENICOM 5000 series with PS1000 series NIC 'PASSTHRU'
GENICOM 5000 series
with EasyCom Express NIC
'LPDPRT1'
GENICOM 5000 Series With Emulex PS1000 Network Interface Card (Internal) 'GENICOM' (all uppercase)
GENICOM printers with Microplex M205, M206 or M305 NIC 'd1prn'
GENICOM printers with Microplex M202 or M202+ external print server 'd1prn1' for parallel port 1
'd2prn2' for parallel port 2
'd3com1' for serial port 1
'd4com2' for serial port 2
GENICOM printers with Printronix PrintNet 'd1prn'
GENICOM printers with MPS100 'MPS_nnnnnn_P1' where "nnnnnn" represents the last six digits of the MAC address
Gestetner printers 'PORT1'
Hawking Technology print server (parallel models) 'PS_Port-1', 'LP1' or 'lpt1'
Hawking Technology print server (USB models) 'PS_Port-1', 'LP1' or 'lpt1'
Hitachi DDS 32/40 printers 'pcl5'
Hitachi DDS 50/62 printers
with internal Fiery LAN Adapter
'print' or 'PRINT'
HP DeskJet 5850 wireless printer
HP DeskJet 5850w wireless printer
No LPR Support
HP JetDirect Card (Internal) 'raw' (formatted output)
'text' (unformatted text)
Note: Some newer HP JetDirect cards, like the 170X and 300X, may instead use 'RAW' for formatted output or 'TEXT' for unformatted text.
HP JetDirect Server (External)
(3 Ports - 1 I/P Address)
'raw1' for parallel port 1 (formatted output)
'text1' for parallel port 1 (unformatted text)
'raw2' for parallel port 2 (formatted output)
'text2' for parallel port 2 (unformatted text)
'raw3' for parallel port 3 (formatted output)
'text3' for parallel port 3 (unformatted text)
Note: Some newer HP JetDirect servers may instead use 'RAW1', 'RAW2' or 'RAW3' for formatted output or 'TEXT1', 'TEXT2' or 'TEXT3' for unformatted text.
HP JetDirect Server (External)
(1 USB Port - 1 I/P Address)
'raw' for USB port (formatted output)
'text' for USB port (unformatted text)
'auto' for USB port (automatic)
'binps' for USB port (binary PostScript output)
HP JetDirect Server (External)
(3 USB Ports - 1 I/P Address)
'raw1' for USB port 1 (formatted output)
'raw2' for USB port 2 (formatted output)
'raw3' for USB port 3 (formatted output)
'text1' for USB port 1 (unformatted text)
'text2' for USB port 2 (unformatted text)
'text3' for USB port 3 (unformatted text)
'auto1' for USB port 1 (automatic)
'auto2' for USB port 2 (automatic)
'auto3' for USB port 3 (automatic)
'binps' for USB port (binary PostScript output)
HP LaserJet printers (with internal HP JetDirect print server) 'raw' (formatted output)
'text' (unformatted text)
Note: Some newer HP JetDirect cards, like the 170X and 300X, may instead use 'RAW' for formatted output or 'TEXT' for unformatted text.
HP LineJet Printer with internal HP LineJet print server 'd1prn'
HP WP110 Wireless print servers (External) 'raw' (formatted output)
'text' (unformatted text)
HP Wireless print server (External) 'raw' (formatted output)
'text' (unformatted text)
IBM 3130 'afccu2'
IBM 4247 'pr1'
IBM 4400 Thermal printer
with IBM Network print server (NPS) or Axis LAN adapter
'pr1'
IBM 4400 Thermal printer
with Network Connection (Internal)
'd1prn' for single port
IBM 6400 Network Connection (Internal) 'd1prn' for single port
IBM 6400 Network Connection (External) 'pr1' for parallel port 1
'pr2' for parallel port 2
....
'pr8' for parallel port 8
IBM i5/OS or OS/400
with CNNTYPE(*IP) and DESTTYPE(*OS400)
output queue name (for example. 'PRT01')
output queue library / output queue name (for example, 'QUSRSYS/PRT01')
IBM i5/OS or OS/400
with CNNTYPE(*SNA) and DESTTYPE(*OS400)
output queue name (for example. 'PRT01')
output queue library / output queue name (for example, 'QUSRSYS/PRT01')
*USER
*SYSTEM
IBM Infoprint 20 (4320)
IBM Infoprint 32 (4332)
IBM Infoprint 40 (4340)
IBM Infoprint 70 (2770)
'PASS' (formatted output)
'TEXT' (unformatted text)
IBM Infoprint 60 (3160)
IBM Infoprint 62 (4370)
'afccu2'
IBM Infoprint 1100 Series:
IBM Infoprint 1116
IBM Infoprint 1120
IBM Infoprint 1125
IBM Infoprint 1130
IBM Infoprint 1140
IBM Infoprint 1145
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 1200 Series:
IBM Infoprint 1222
IBM Infoprint 1226
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 1300 Series:
IBM Infoprint 1312
IBM Infoprint 1332
IBM Infoprint 1352
IBM Infoprint 1372
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 1400 Series:
IBM Infoprint 1410 MFP
IBM Infoprint 1412
IBM Infoprint 1422
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 1500 Series:
IBM Infoprint 1532 Express
IBM Infoprint 1552
IBM Infoprint 1572
IBM Infoprint 1585
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 1500 MFP Series:
IBM Infoprint 1540 MFP
IBM Infoprint 1560 MFP
IBM Infoprint 1570 MFP
IBM Infoprint 1580 MFP
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint Color Series:
IBM Infoprint Color 1220
IBM Infoprint Color 1228
IBM Infoprint Color 1334
IBM Infoprint Color 1357
IBM Infoprint Color 1454
IBM Infoprint Color 1464
IBM Infoprint Color 1567
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
IBM Infoprint 6500
with internal Ethernet print server
'pr1'
IBM Integrated Network Option
(IBM 4039, 4049, 3112, 3116)
'/prt0'
IBM Network Print Server (NPS) 'pr1' for parallel port 1
'pr2' for parallel port 2
....
'pr8' for parallel port 8
IBM Network Printer 12 (4312)
IBM Network Printer 17 (4317)
IBM Network Printer 24 (4324)
'PASS' (formatted output)
'TEXT' (unformatted text)
Note: 'TEXT' appears to work best for the IBM Network Printer 20
IBM Network Station 'PARALLEL1' for the parallel port
'SERIAL1' for the serial port
IBM RS/6000 (Printer Attached to RS/6000 System) printer queue name (case sensitive)
IBM System z
IBM S/390 Mainframe
with CNNTYPE(*IP) and DESTTYPE(*OTHER)
printer queue name (for example. 'PRT01')
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the IBM System z, and the IBM System z print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to an IBM System z using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command. Contact your IBM System z Administrator if unsure what to specify for the printer queue name.
IBM System z
IBM S/390 Mainframe
with CNNTYPE(*SNA) and DESTTYPE(*S390)
printer queue name (for example. 'PRT01')
*USER
*SYSTEM
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the IBM System z, and the IBM System z print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to an IBM System z using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command. Contact your IBM System z Administrator if unsure what to specify for the printer queue name.
i-Data EasyCom, PlusCom, LinkCom print servers 'LPDPRT1' or 'LPDPRT2'
I-O LAN RPC print server 'tcp1' or 'tcp1_nt_nb_nff'
where the "_nt_nb_nff" indicates no trailer page, no banner page and no extra Form Feed (FF)
Note: See the section entitled Information Concerning Print Servers Designed for Twinax SCS Printers below.
I-O Multiprotocol print server (Single-Port parallel) 'LPT' or 'LPT_nt_nb_nff'
where the "_nt_nb_nff" indicates no trailer page, no banner page and no extra Form Feed (FF)
I-O Multiprotocol print server (Single-Port serial) 'COM' or 'COM_nt_nb_nff' for serial port 1
where the "_nt_nb_nff" indicates no trailer page, no banner page and no extra Form Feed (FF)
I-O Multiprotocol print server (Multi-Port) 'LPT1' or 'LPT1_nt_nb_nff' for parallel port 1
'LPT2' or 'LPT2_nt_nb_nff' for parallel port 2
'COM1' or 'COM1_nt_nb_nff' for serial port 1
where the "_nt_nb_nff" indicates no trailer page, no banner page and no extra Form Feed (FF)
I-O Print Servers (single-port parallel)
I-O 5430 print server
I-O 5430e print server
SCS1
I-O Print Servers (multi-port)
I-O 5450 print server
I-O 5450e print server
SCS1 for LPT1 or Session 1
SCS2 for LPT2 or Session 2
SCS3 for COM1 or Session 3
Imagistics printers 'PORT1'
'print'
Infoprint 6500 line matrix printers
with internal Ethernet print server
'pr1'
Infoprint 6700 thermal label printers 'pr1'
Infoprint laser printers
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
Infoprint color laser printers
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
InfoPrint 802.11 wireless to USB Print Server (External) Unknown at this Time
InfoPrint 75 laser continuous forms printer
InfoPrint 100 laser continuous forms printer
Unknown at this Time
InfoPrint Monochrome Printer Series:
InfoPrint 1532 Express
InfoPrint 1552
InfoPrint 1572
InfoPrint 1585
InfoPrint 1612 Express
InfoPrint 1622 Express
InfoPrint 1811
InfoPrint 1812
InfoPrint 1822
InfoPrint 1832
InfoPrint 1852
InfoPrint 1872
'/prt0'
InfoPrint All-in-One (MFP) Series:
InfoPrint 1540 MFP
InfoPrint 1560 MFP
InfoPrint 1570 MFP
InfoPrint 1580 MFP
InfoPrint 1650 MFP
InfoPrint Color 1759 MFP
InfoPrint Color 1764 MFP
InfoPrint Color 1769 MFP
InfoPrint Color 1826 MFP
InfoPrint 1850 MFP
InfoPrint 1860 MFP
InfoPrint 1870 MFP
InfoPrint 1880 MFP
'/prt0'
InfoPrint Color Printer Series:
InfoPrint Color 1220
InfoPrint Color 1228
InfoPrint Color 1334
InfoPrint Color 1357
InfoPrint Color 1454
InfoPrint Color 1464
InfoPrint Color 1567
InfoPrint Color 1634 Express
InfoPrint Color 1754 Express
InfoPrint Color 1764
InfoPrint Color 1767
InfoPrint Color 1824
'/prt0'
InfoPrint Cutsheet Printer Series:
InfoPrint 2190
InfoPrint 2210
InfoPrint 2235
InfoPrint EMP156
InfoPrint Pro C900
Unknown at this Time
InfoPrint Production Printer Series:
InfoPrint 75
InfoPrint 100
InfoPrint 3000
InfoPrint 4000
InfoPrint 4100
InfoPrint 5000
No LPR Support
InfoPrint Industrial Printer Series:
InfoPrint 4247 multiform
InfoPrint 4247-L03 multiform
InfoPrint 4247-X03 multiform
InfoPrint 4247-Z03 multiform
Infoprint 6500
InfoPrint 6700 mid-volume
InfoPrint 6700
(with internal Ethernet print server)
'pr1'
Infotec printers 'PORT1'
Intel InBusiness Print Station No LPR Support
Intel Netport XL 'TEXT1' for parallel port 1
'TEXT2' for parallel port 2
'PASSTHRU' to disable blank page
Intel Netport Pro 'LPTx_PASSTHRU' (formatted output)
'LPTx_TEXT' (unformatted text)
where x = port
(The PASSTHRU options will disable banner or trailer pages)
Intel NetportExpress XL and Pro 'LPT1_PASSTHRU' for parallel port 1 (formatted output)
'LPT1_TEXT' for parallel port 1 (text)
'LPT2_PASSTHRU' for parallel port 2 (formatted output)
'LPT2_TEXT' for parallel port 2 (text)
'PASSTHRU' for serial port (formatted output)
'TEXT' for serial port (text)
'COM1_PASSTHRU' for serial port if 'PASSTHRU' does not work.
(The PASSTHRU options will disable banner or trailer pages)
Intellinet 1-Port USB Print Servers 'p1'
Intellinet 3-Port USB and Parallel Print Servers 'lpt1' for port 1
'lpt2' for port 2
'lpt3' for port 3
Intermec printers (Internal) 'pr1' for parallel port 1
'pr2' for parallel port 2
....
'pr8' for parallel port 8
IOGear 'lp1'
JETNet Card(?) 'PASS'
Konica printers
Konica-Minolta printers
with optional IP-XXX print controller
'lptprt1'
Konica printers
Konica-Minolta printers
(certain other models)
'LPDPRT1'
'print' or 'PRINT'
'PORT1_PASTHRU'
Konica Minolta bizhub printers 'lptprt1'
'LPDPRT1'
'print' or 'PRINT'
'PORT1_PASTHRU'
Konica-Minolta DiAlta printers 'print' or 'PRINT'
Kyocera-Mita printers 'raw'
Lanier printers 'PORT1'
Lantronix print servers 'DSS_TEXT' for single parallel port (unformatted text)
'EPS_nnnnnn_P1' for parallel port 1
'EPS_nnnnnn_P2' for parallel port 2
where "nnnnnn" represents the alpha-numeric name stamped on the device.
Note: This is the default value for the Lantronix print server, but it can be changed by telnetting to the print server.
Lantronix LPS 'LPS_nnnnnn_TEXT' for simple ASCII text or dot matrix printers.
'LPS_nnnnnn_PCL' for HP LaserJet compatible printers
'LPS_nnnnnn_PS' for PostScript printers
where 'nnnnnn' represents the alpha-numeric name stamped on the printer server.
Note: This is the default value for the Lantronix print server, but it can be changed by telnetting to the print server.
Lantronix MPS1-T and MPS1-2 'MPS_nnnnnn_TEXT' for text and Zebra bar code printers (unformatted text)
'MPS_nnnnnn_PCL' for HP LaserJet and compatible printers (formatted output)
where "nnnnnn" represents the alpha-numeric name stamped on the device.
Note: This is the default value for the Lantronix print server, but it can be changed by telnetting to the print server.
Lantronix XPort Embedded Device Server
Lantronix XPort Direct Embedded Device Server
Lantronix XPort Direct+ Embedded Device Server
No LPR Support
Lantronix UDS 1100 device server No LPR Support
Lexmark MarkNet XL (Internal) '/prt0'
Lexmark MarkNet XLe (External)
Lexmark MarkNet Pro (External)
Lexmark N4000e (External)
'/prt1' for parallel port 1
'/prt2' for parallel port 2
....
'/prt8' for parallel port 8
'/prt9' or '/ser' for serial port
Lexmark MarkNet Pro3 (External)
Lexmark MarkNet 2000 (External)
'/prt0' or '/par0' for parallel port 1
'/prt1' or '/par1' for parallel port 2
'/prt9' or '/ser' for serial port
Lexmark Optra
Lexmark C Series color laser printers
Lexmark E Series laser printers
Lexmark T Series laser printers
Lexmark W Series laser printers
with internal MarkNet NIC card
'/prt0'
LINKSYS print servers (Internal)
LINKSYS Pocket print server (External)
'L1'
LINKSYS print servers (Multi-Port External) 'L1' for parallel port 1
'L2' for parallel port 2
'L3' for parallel port 3
Linux (Printer Attached to Linux System) printer queue name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Linux system, and the Linux print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Linux system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command.
Mac OS X (Printer Attached to Mac System) printer queue name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Mac OS X system, and the Mac OS X print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Mac OS X system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command.
Mannesman-Tally 'PR2'
Meto LIS-1830e Continuous Form Laser Imaging System
Meto LIS-1865e Continuous Form Laser Imaging System
'LIS_METO' or 'lis_meto' (not case sensitive)
Microplex M205 (Internal)
Microplex M206 (Internal)
'd1prn'
Microplex M202 (External)
Microplex M202+ (External)
'd1prn1' for parallel port 1
'd2prn2' for parallel port 2
'd3com1' for serial port 1
'd4com2' for serial port 2
MiLAN Technology FastPort Print Servers 'FPxxxxxx'
where 'xxxxxx' represents the last 6 digits of the print server MAC address.
Minolta DiAlta printers
Minolta Di6200 print server
'print' or 'PRINT'
Minolta PageWorks 25 'PORT1_PASTHRU'
MINOLTA-QMS CrownNet print servers 'raw'
Mita 'LPAF'
Monarch Thermal Label printers (Internal) printer queue name specified in the printer or print server hardware (case sensitive)
Monarch 9820 printer
Monarch 9850 printer
Monarch 9855 printer
Monarch 9860 printer
'TEXT_P1' for plain text (unformatted output)
'BINARY_P1' for binary files (formatted output)
Monarch PaxarNet 7410 print server 'TEXT_P1' for plain text (unformatted output)
'BINARY_P1' for binary files (formatted output)
Nashuatec printers 'PORT1'
Netgear print servers 'L1' for parallel port 1
'L2' for parallel port 2
Net Print (Internal) 'PORT1'
Océ printers
with external Fiery LAN Adapter
'print'
'PRINT'
'LPQUEUE'
Océ 3155/3165 Digital Copier printer queue name configured through OS/2 Warp on attached Dell PC (case sensitive)
OKI print servers
Okidata print servers
'lp'
Osicom JetXPrint (Internal) 'PORT1'
Osicom NetPrint (External) 'PORT1' for parallel port 1
'PORT2' for parallel port 2
Panasonic DP-3510 printer (Internal) 'lp'
Panasonic WORKIO Printers 'LPR'
Printek (Internal Axis print server) 'pr1' for form 0
'pr2' for form 1
'pr3' for form 2
Printronix Printers
with Printronix PrintNet adapters
'd1prn' for single port
'd1prn' for parallel port 1
'd2prn' for parallel port 2
'd3prn' for parallel port 3
'd4prn' for parallel port 4
Rex-Rotary printers 'PORT1'
Ricoh printers 'PORT1'
Ricoh EB70, EB105, EB105E Printers 'print'
Riso printers Unknown at this Time
Samsung printers 'PORT1'
Sato printers *NONE
Note: Presumably, Sato printers with internal Sato print servers will work with any RMTPRTQ value.
Savin printers 'PORT1'
Sharp printers 'PORT1'
Silex internal print servers Unknown at this Time, but use 'lp_u1' for second printer attached via USB port
Silex external print servers 'L1' for parallel port
'S1' for serial port
Star Micronics print servers Unknown at this Time
Note: The proper value is unknown, but it appears that Star Micronics print servers will work with almost any value.
StarTech print servers (External)
(1 Port - 1 I/P Address)
'lpt1' for parallel port 1
StarTech print servers (External)
(3 Ports - 1 I/P Address)
'lpt1' for parallel port 1
'lpt2' for parallel port 2
'lpt3' for parallel port 3
Symbol CB1000 Wireless print servers 'raw'
TallyGENICOM Depends on the printer model. See the entries for GENICOM and Mannesmann-Tally printers above.
Tektronix Phaser 550 printer 'PS', 'HPGL', 'PCL', or 'AUTO'
The PCL or AUTO should work in most cases.
Toshiba DC printers and digital copiers 'raw'
Toshiba eStudio printers 'direct' or 'dssc'
TransAct Ethernet Adapter 'PORT1'
TRENDnet print servers 'lpt1' for parallel port
'P1' for USB port 1
'P2' for USB port 2
TrendNET TE100-P21 print server 'USB1' for USB port 1
'USB2' for USB port 2
'LPT3' for LPT3 (parallel port)
Trident TE100 P1P print server 'P1'
Troy 'raw'
Typhoon 'pcl5'
Unisys WinPath 3000 Series Terminals printer name (case sensitive) specified in the LPD Config on the terminal
Note: See the section entitled Information Concerning WYSE and Unisys 3000 Series Terminals below.
Unix (Printer Attached to Unix System) printer queue name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Unix system, and the Unix print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Unix system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command.
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
LPD queue name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Windows PC or server, and the Windows print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Windows system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command. For more information, refer to the section entitled Information Concerning Using a Third-Party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Program below.
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP Professional
printer share name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Windows PC or server, and the Windows print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Windows system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command. For more information, refer to the section entitled Information Concerning Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP Professional below.
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Vista
Windows 7
printer share name (case sensitive)
Note: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) must be configured and started on the Windows PC or server, and the Windows print queue must be shared, in order to send spooled files to a Windows system using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command. For more information, refer to the section entitled Information Concerning Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista and Windows 7 below.
WYSE 3000 Series Terminals printer name (case sensitive) specified in the LPD Config on the terminal
Note: See the section entitled Information Concerning WYSE and Unisys 3000 Series Terminals below.
XCD 'BINARY_P1' for parallel port 1 (formatted output)
'TEXT_P1' for parallel port 1 (unformatted text)
'BINARY_P2' for parallel port 2 (formatted output)
'TEXT_P2' for parallel port 2 (unformatted text)
'BINARY_S1' for serial port 1 (formatted output)
'TEXT_S1' for serial port 1 (unformatted text)
Xerox DocuPrint 4517 printer 'PASSTHRU'
Xerox Document Centre printers 'lp'
Xerox DocuPrint printers 'lp'
Xerox WorkCentre printers 'lp'
Zebra Printers with ZebraNet Print Server (MPS1-T and MPS1-2) 'MPS_nnnnnn_TEXT' for text and Zebra bar code printers (unformatted text)
where "nnnnnn" represents the alpha-numeric name stamped on the device.
Note: This is the default value for the ZebraNet print server; however, it can be changed by telnetting to the print server.
Zebra Printers with ZebraNet Print Server II (External) 'portLF1' for parallel port 1
'portLF2' for parallel port 2
'portLF3' for parallel port 3
Zebra Printers with ZebraNet Print Server II (Internal) 'portLF1'
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (external) 'PORTLF1' or 'portLF'
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (internal) 'PORTLF1' or 'portLF'
Zonet ZPS3601 external print server
Zonet ZPS3603 external print server
Zonet ZPS3611 external print server
'LPT1' for parallel port 1
'LPT2' for parallel port 2
'LPT3' for parallel port 3
Zonet ZPS1000 external print server
Zonet ZPS2120 external print server
Zonet ZPW1000 external printer server
'LP1' for parallel port 1
'LP2' for parallel port 2
'LP3' for parallel port 3
    • - Information Concerning Axis Print Servers

      ] There is a known issue with Axis print servers not properly closing an LPR/LPD connection after printing a spooled file from a System i system which could result in spooled files staying in SND (Sending) status and printing repeatedly. This issue has been addressed by the latest firmware for Axis print servers. If experiencing this issue, download the latest firmware from the following Web site, and verify that this resolves the problem: www.axis.com/techsup/firmware.php [


      • - Information Concerning WYSE and UNISYS 3000 Series Terminals

        ] Support for LPR/LPD printing has been added to WYSE Winterm and Unisys WInPath 3000 Series Terminals through a firmware upgrade. The terminal's firmware must be at level 348_4 or higher to configure LPD on the terminal and LPD must be configured before a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) will be able to send OS/400 or i5/OS spooled files to a printer attached to a 3000 Series terminal. Contact either WYSE or Unisys for assistance with checking the firmware level or getting a firmware upgrade. Once the 3000 Series Terminal is at the proper firmware level, the following steps can be taken to configure LPD on the terminal:

        1. Press F2 to invoke the Terminal Properties dialog box.
        2. Click on the Devices tab.
        3. Click on the LPD icon in the icon container. This will bring up the LPD Config dialog box.
        4. Check the Enable Printer box to enable a printer connected to the terminal.
        5. Type the Printer Name (the default is 'Noname').
        6. Leave the Port set to 515. Note: This is the standard port for LPR/LPD and the only one that will work with an IBM® iSeries™ family of servers RMTOUTQ.
        7. Leave the Send Form Feed box unchecked.
        8. Click on the OK button.
        Note: This is provided as a convenience and is derived from the WYSE Winterm 3000 Series Windows-based Terminal Administrators Guide. This document is available on the WYSE Web site at www.wyse.com. For further assistance with configuring LPD on the terminal, contact WYSE or Unisys. Once LPD has been configured on the terminal and a printer name has been assigned, set the Remote Print Queue (RMTPRTQ) value in the RMTOUTQ. The print queue name is case-sensitive, and the RMTPRTQ value must match it. If using lowercase letters, use single quotation marks (') when specifying the RMTPRTQ value. [

      • - Information Concerning Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP Professional

        ] When configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) to a PC running Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, or Windows XP Professional, the following conditions must be met:

        1. The printer must be configured within Windows.
        2. The Windows print queue must be shared.
        3. The Guest user must be enabled on the PC.
        4. The TCP/IP Printing Service must be installed and started on the PC. It is also recommended that these be set up to start automatically rather than manually. Note: The TCP/IP Printing Service or Print Service for Unix is an optionally installed component of Windows, and therefore may have to be installed by going into the Windows Control Panel, double-clicking on Add/Remove Programs, clicking on Add/Remove Windows Components and installing the proper component. In Windows 2000, the TCP/IP Printing Service is installed by selecting the Other Network File and Print Services component and the Print Services for Unix subcomponent.
        5. The RMTOUTQ must be configured with the Remote system (RMTSYS) parameter set to the host name of the Windows NT Server or the Windows 2000 Server or with the RMTSYS parameter set to *INTNETADR and the Internet address (INTNETADR) parameter set to the TCP/IP address of the Windows NT Server or the Windows 2000 Server.
        6. The RMTOUTQ must also be configured with the Remote printer queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter set to the share name of the printer on the Windows NT Server. This parameter is case-sensitive.
        Note: The Print Services for Unix component is not available with all versions of Windows. If this is unavailable, a third-party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) program must be installed and configured on the Windows PC. Once this is done, refer to the section on Information Concerning Using a Third-Party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Program below. [

      • - Information Concerning Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista and Windows 7

        ] When configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) to a PC running Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista and Windows 7, the following conditions must be met:

        1. The printer must be configured within Windows.
        2. The Windows print queue must be shared.
        3. The Guest user must be enabled on the PC.
        4. The LPD protocol must be enabled within Windows. Note: This can be done by selecting the "Programs and Features" pane within the Windows Control Panel, clicking on "Turn Windows Features on or off", and then turning on the LPD Print Service.
        5. The RMTOUTQ must be configured with the Remote system (RMTSYS) parameter set to the host name of the Windows NT Server or the Windows 2000 Server or with the RMTSYS parameter set to *INTNETADR and the Internet address (INTNETADR) parameter set to the TCP/IP address of the Windows NT Server or the Windows 2000 Server.
        6. The RMTOUTQ must also be configured with the Remote printer queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter set to the share name of the printer on the Windows NT Server. This parameter is case-sensitive.
        Note: The Print Services for Unix component is not available with all versions of Windows. If this is unavailable, a third-party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) program must be installed and configured on the Windows PC. Once this is done, refer to the section on Information Concerning Using a Third-Party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Program below. [

      • - Information Concerning Using a Third-Party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Program



        Window 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME (and certain versions of Windows 2000) do not contain a Line Printer Daemon (LPD) utility. In these cases, a third-party LPD program must be installed and configured on the PC. Once this is done, the following conditions must be met:

        1. The printer must be configured in the third-party Line Printer Daemon (LPD) program and be assigned an LPD queue.
        2. It is recommended that the third-party LPD program be set up to start automatically rather than manually.
        3. The RMTOUTQ must be configured with the Remote system (RMTSYS) parameter set to the host name for the PC or with the RMTSYS parameter set to *INTNETADR and the Internet address (INTNETADR) parameter set to the TCP/IP address for the PC.
        4. The RMTOUTQ must also be configured with the Remote printer queue (RMTPRTQ) parameter set to the name of the LPD queue configured in the third-party LPD program. This parameter is case-sensitive.
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        </ul>
        </div>]
          • - Information Concerning Print Servers Designed for Twinax SCS Printers



            The Argecy ACC 6xe Coax/Twinax and I-O LAN RPC print servers are members of a special class of print servers designed to take twinax printers and attached them to a LAN or WAN. These printer servers take an ASCII data stream and convert them back to an EBCDIC or SCS for any twinax attached SCS printers. The I-O LAN RPC uses an Epson MFRTYPMDL setting, and the Argecy uses *WSCST with QWPDEFAULT.
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            </ul>
            </div>]

              • - Information Concerning Panasonic WORKiO DP-C262 and DP-C322 Multiple Function Color Printers



                An updated firmware version may be needed on the Panasonic WORKiO DP-C262 and DP-C322 color printer models when printing from the iSeries system, particularly when using a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ), a *LAN 3812 SNMP or IPP device description, or a PC5250 printer session. For more information, refer to the following Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document:

                N1015301: Updated Firmware Version for Panasonic WORKiO DP-C262 and DP-C322 Color Printer Models
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                </div>]

                  • - TCP/IP Ports Used by Line Printer Requester (LPR) in OS/400 or i5/OS

                    ] OS/400 and i5/OS uses the Line Printer Requester (LPR) TCP-based protocol when using the Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command or when a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) has been configured with the Connection type (CNNTYPE) parameter set to *IP. LPR on an iSeries family system always uses destination port 515 for sending TCP/IP frames to the remote device or remote system (for example, an IBM Infoprint 1140 printer or another iSeries family system) and uses a source port between 256 and 1024 for receiving TCP/IP frames from the remote device or remote system. According to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Web site, www.ietf.org/, RFC 1179 Line Printer Daemon Protocol, section 3.1 (Message formats) states that: LPR is a TCP-based protocol. The port on which a line printer daemon listens is 515. The source port must be in the range 721 to 731, inclusive. A line printer daemon responds to commands send to its port. All commands begin with a single octet code, which is a binary number which represents the requested function. The code is immediately followed by the ASCII name of the printer queue name on which the function is to be performed. If there are other operands to the command, they are separated from the printer queue name with white space (ASCII space, horizontal tab, vertical tab, and form feed). The end of the command is indicated with an ASCII line feed character. This indicates that OS/400 and i5/OS should limit its source ports to between 721 and 731 rather than using ports 256 through 1024. However, this would limit OS/400 to 11 Remote Output Queues (RMTOUTQs) actively running on the system at one time. The decision to use ports 256 through 1024 was based on a draft version of RFC 1179, dated 24 Sept. 1991. Section 3.1 (Message formats) in the draft version of RFC 1179 states that: LPR is a TCP-based protocol. The port on which a line printer daemon listens is 515. The source port must be less than 1024. A line printer daemon responds to commands sent to its port. The daemon may choose not to accept the connection for several reasons: - The source port isn't "trusted" (in the BSD sense of being less than 1024). - The originating host isn't permitted to use the printing facilities provided by this host. In these cases, the daemon sends an error message and closes the connection. The draft version of RFC 1179 states that the source port must be less than 1024 rather than only between 721 and 731. Note that some Line Printer Daemon (LPD) programs, printers or print servers may follow a strict interpretation of the Final Version of RFC1179, and therefore may reject print data sent using the Line Printer Requester (LPR) protocol if the sending host system uses a source port other than ports 721-731, inclusive. If this is the case, the Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) or Send TCP/IP Spooled File (SNDTCPSPLF or LPR) command may fail. Most LPD programs, printers and print servers follow the Draft Version of RFC1179 or simply do not care which source port is used to print through LPR/LPD, so this should only be a problem in rare cases. According to APAR SE12324, the iSeries family is looking to provide a parameter in a future release to specify the version of the RFC. The default action will be to use the draft version of RFC1179 (and therefore source ports 256-1024), but will allow the final version of RFC1179 (and therefore ports 721-731). For more information, refer to the following Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document and APAR: N1017003: TCP/IP Ports Used by Line Printer Requester (LPR) in OS/400 or i5/OS [


                Cross reference information
                Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
                Operating System IBM i 7.2
                Operating System IBM i 7.1
                Operating System IBM i 6.1

                Historical Number

                8233537

            Document information

            More support for: IBM i
            Print

            Software version: 5.2.0, 5.3.0, 5.3.5, 5.4.0, 5.4.5, 6.1, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 7.1, 7.1.0, 7.2, 7.2.0, Version Independent

            Operating system(s): IBM i

            Reference #: N1010172

            Modified date: 22 July 2014


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