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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Adding a Network Printer

A network printer is a hardware device that is connected directly to the network. A print server can access the network printer without actually being connected to it with a cable. The network printer has its own system name and IP address.

You should always set up a print server for each network printer so that print clients submit print jobs through the print server to the network printer.

NOTE

Although you could configure every single system as a print server for a network printer so each system could submit print jobs directly, in practice, these printers tend to lock up or act strangely if you configure more than 16 ...

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