lprwire This program sits on the normal lpr port - port 515 - and pretends to be a fully functional lpr deamon. It allows ALL lpr traffic for a server to be sucked in and treated like an incoming data stream like a wire service. A small FipHdr is added with date and time fields, sender and receiver logons before the file is passed on - normally to spool/2brouted for 'iproute' to sort out. Note that on some flavours of Unix, 'lprwire' needs to be started by someone with 'root' priviledges if the port number is less than 1024 - which port 515 normally is ! Example lpr -Y -Pfip@(yourhost) (filename) Input Parameters : All Optional : -A : name of the archive file if not the -n name field default: 'name' -c : the chrset of the source (SC header field) default: ascii -C : always close the underlying socket default: no -d : the name of a DUPLICATE wire where 2 copies of the same file is required (SD header field). default: none -f : Extra FIP header information default: none For fixed header info in FIP. eg -f #QA:AA#QB:BASIC As this flag is normally the last specified, its contents can be used to overwrite any unique fields such as DU, DP, SN etc. -h : hostname/internet address to select default: systemname on boot for servers with more than one card/address To specify ALL ipaddresses on this box : '-h +' -n : Name of service (SU field) default: LPRWIRE -o : Output folder in /fip/spool default: spool/2brouted -O : Name of output format (DF field) default: LPRWIRE -r : the name of a DIFFERENT routing table to 'name' (SR field : used by iproute) default: name -s : same as -h -w : max timeout with no data default: 60 secs ie between packets. Set to ZERO to disable or 10 (or more) secs -u : logon for files created if NOT that which was used to start 'lprwire' default: same -Z : do NOT archive any incoming files default: archive -v : Print the version number and exit Version Control ;0e 23may00 original version ;d parse ;a-b tidy ;c speedy (copyright) 2022 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.