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RSCS 3.2.0 LPR vs TCP/IP for VM LPR

The table below details a comparison of the following LPR support:

  • PPS EXEC provided with RSCS 3.2.0,
  • Available RSCS 3.2.0 LPR-type link options
  • Asynchronous option of the LPR EXEC provided with the TCP/IP feature (Function Level 310 or higher) for VM/ESA, and
  • Synchronous option of the LPR EXEC provided with the TCP/IP feature (Function Level 310 or higher) for VM/ESA.
Notes:
  • The asynchronous option of the LPR command provided with the TCP/IP feature for VM/ESA 2.3.0 or higher utilizes RSCS LPR-type link support.
  • N/A under the PPS EXEC and LPR asynchronous indicates the option has no meaning for the command, instead is handled by the RSCS LPR-type link.
  • The RSCS LPR link specific column indicates options that can be configured and handled automatically by the link, separate from options available with the PPS and LPR commands.

Available Option RSCS
PPS
RSCS LPR Link Specific Options TCP/IP
LPR ASYNC
TCP/IP
LPR SYNC
ACK/NOACK
NOACK only necessary with some AIX systems
NO NO NO YES
Burst page YES YES YES YES
CC/NOCC YES Link automatically handles YES YES
Class NO YES YES YES
Copies YES Link automatically handles YES YES
Control
Send control file first or second
N/A YES N/A NO
Dayshold
Number of days to retry sending file
N/A YES N/A NO
Filter YES YES YES YES
Font YES YES YES NO
Form YES YES YES NO
Header on each page NO NO NO YES
Host YES YES YES YES
Indent NO NO NO YES
Job YES Link uses spool file dataset name NO YES
Jobnum NO Link handles sequentially NO YES
Landscape YES YES YES YES
Leading size YES YES YES NO
Linecount NO NO NO YES
MAIL NO Link sends 'file sent' message NO YES
Name NO NO NO YES
Nickname support YES   YES YES
Node YES   YES NO
Nosecure N/A Link SECure parameter N/A YES
PCL/SCS string support N/A YES N/A NO
Port
The remote Daemon is listening on
N/A YES N/A NO
Portrait
LPR assumes as default
YES YES YES YES
Postscript YES YES YES YES
Prefix string
String sent before and after separator page for printer setup
YES YES YES NO
Printer
Printqueue
YES YES YES YES
RSCS YES   YES NO
Separator page YES YES YES NO
Size of font YES YES YES NO
Size of file N/A YES N/A NO
Suffix string
String sent after data to reset printer
YES YES YES NO
Tag Options
PPS allows tag options to be specified
YES   NO NO
Timeout N/A YES N/A NO
Title NO Link uses spool file ID NO YES
Trace NO YES YES YES
Translate/no translate YES YES YES YES
Translate table override per file YES YES YES YES
Type NO Progress of file can be queried YES YES
Version NO sm rscs q sys level YES YES
Width NO NO NO YES