# echo 'lpd_flags=""' >> /etc/rc.conf.local
# /etc/rc.d/lpd restart
# rcctl enable lpd
# rcctl restart lpd
I'll update accordingly!
The Windows driver setup seems fairly rich and well done otherwise. Though I do have to occasionally run services.msc to bounce the spooler when it has a stale idea of printer state...like "out of paper".
Especially for networked printers that is annoying! If I forgot to turn on my printer it always needs this trickery to get Windows to realise I've now actually turned it on.
Then WSD Printers were born.
I just lpr and that is it. Log: “user”.... It is a postscript printer.
Sometimes they cannot print because the authentication server is down...
"In March 2002, Apple Inc. adopted CUPS as the printing system for Mac OS X 10.2. In February 2007, Apple Inc. hired chief developer Michael Sweet and purchased the CUPS source code. On December 20, 2019 Michael Sweet announced on his blog that he had left Apple."
I can’t imagine it going away anytime soon.
My friends and I used to create a little mayhem sending bursts of form feeds to the DEC band printer in the lab when the teacher was near it. It would shoot out paper 5 feet or so.
A form feed is 0x0C or ^L in ASCII. What the heck is a reverse form feed?
Text printed fine (mostly), anything else resulted in pages and pages of ascii characters (lol).