This section describes key features in Xlpd 3.0.

LPD (Line Printer Daemon) protocol (RFC 1179)

RFC1179 defines a standard method by which print jobs can be transferred using the TCP/IP protocol between hosts. Each host with the printer daemon running waits for print jobs through TCP port #515. For a detailed explanation about RFC1179, see LPD Protocol.

Multi-Queue Support

This allows users to create multiple queues on Xlpd and have different settings on each queue such as different printer, formatting option, and printing action. To get a detailed usage guide, see Queue ManagementĀ”Ā±.

Printer setup

You can choose a printer when multiple printers are attached on your system, and configure its settings. To get a detailed usage, see Queue Properties dialog box

Printing with and without formatting

You can send text files to the printer without formatting. And also you can format the files with your preferred fonts and layout before sending to the printer. To get a detailed usage, see Printing text files with formatting. PS (PostScript) PCL(Printer Command Language) files are printed directly without formatting. To get a detailed usage, see Printing PS/PCL files.

CRLF Conversion

To print text files of a UNIX system, Xlpd converts CR (Carriage Return) to CRLF (Carriage Return & Line Feed) automatically.

Job list view for print job status

Offers status view for requested print jobs from receiving to printing. For a detailed explanation about the job list view, see General tab.

Manipulating print jobs

You can delete finished print jobs, print pending jobs, and refresh job list. To get a detailed usage, see Managing Print Jobs.

LPQ/LPSTAT commands service

Supports Unix LPQ/LPSTAT commands.

LPD port option

You can configure the LPD port to a different one than the default port, 515.

Message window for errors and logs

Offers a message window for critical errors and logs while Xlpd is running.

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