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Re: [vox-tech] computer pretending to be a printer
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Re: [vox-tech] computer pretending to be a printer




Ken Bloom wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 13:33:35 -0800
> Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>
> > Quoting Ken Bloom (kabloom@ucdavis.edu):
> >
> > > I think he wanted to make the computer *emulate* a printer. Which
> > > would be an interesting exercise, and would probably be as simple as
> > > using cat, assuming the machine isn't sending any formatting to the
> > > printer.
> >
> > Well, he didn't _really_ want to emulate a printer, if I understood
> > correctly.  The printer was a fallback solution, and an unsatisfactory
> > one at that; what he wanted was to log scientific output.  Logging it
> > to file would seem what he was aiming at, but he had the problem of
> > not being able to run ethernet out of that room.  (Why he didn't use
> > ethernet _within_ the room wasn't clear to me.)
>
> Well, in terms of the parallel solution - the machine's parallel port
> could probably only speak printerese - not PLIP. But, I agree he
> probably didn't _really_ want to emulate a printer.
>
> (Now, I'm curious to try emulating a parallel printer using a Linux
> box.)

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>
> --Ken Bloom
>
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> See http://www.gnupg.org/ for info about these digital signatures.
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