Provided by: gnuspool_1.7_amd64
xtlpc - LPD protocol server driver
xtlpc -H hostname -f ctrlfile [ -F fifo ] [ -S host ] [ -P ptrname ] [ -N ] [ file ]
xtlpc is a terminal server program for use by GNUspool where the destination is an LPD protocol server. Input is usually taken from standard input, or from the supplied file name.
-H hostname This is the host name or IP address to be used to access the printer. In GNUspool setup files, it may be appropriate to substitute $SPOOLDEV or $SPOOLPTR here. -f ctrlfile This specifies the location of the control file, typically xtlpc-ctrl in the internal programs directory. -S hostname This is the host name or IP address of the sending host, in the cases where gethostname(3) does not yield an appropriate answer. -P ptrname The LPD protocol supplies a name to the printer. By default, this is taken from SPOOLPTR, i.e. the name given as the name of the printer under GNUspool. Some terminal servers require a specific name to be given to the printer, perhaps to select which printer, or printer option of several is to be specified. This option overrides this printer name in the protocol. -F fifo Take input from the named fifo rather than standard input or the supplied file. This is useful in situations where the LPD protocol has to be run from a command line, i.e. a console session, and files sent to it by having GNUspool write to the fifo. -N Avoid sending zero length files, which confuse some servers.
xtlpc generates any appropriate diagnostics on standard error.
Normal termination is denoted by an exit code of zero. 1 Usage error, invalid option etc. 2 No control file given. 3 No destination host given. 4 Cannot open input file. 5 Unknown host name. 6 Cannot open control file. 7 Syntax errors in control file. 8 No spool directory defined. 9 Cannot select spool directory. 10 Control card format not given in control file 11 Invalid format control card in control file 12 Cannot write to spool directory 13 Cannot create spool file 14 Cannot allocate file name. 15 Cannot open FIFO. 16 Name given is not a FIFO. 17 Cannot specify input and FIFO. 20 Cannot create sequence file 30 No port name in control file 31 TCP protocol missing 32 Cannot find named port in service file 33 Cannot open socket. 34 Cannot bind port 35 Cannot allocate TCP device 36 Cannot make connection 37 Cannot allocate TCP space or change stream 40 Write failure writing to socket 41 Lost spool file 42 Read failure ack packet. 43 Error return from remote. 50 Cannot determine own host name 51 Invalid host name 200 Exit on signal.
xtlpc-ctrl control file /var/spool/gnuspool/xtlpc spool directory (may be changed in xtlpc-ctrl)
Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.