Selecting from among a PSF, CUPS, and BSD DSS

Understanding the PSF attachment types help further determine which type of DSS to use for your printer. To upload jobs to z/OS or MVS, you should create one of the PSF upload attachment type actual destinations, depending on your communication protocol with PSF running on the host (TCP/IP). To drive an IPDS printer, you should create a PSF TCP/IP actual destination.

The most complex decisions concern when to use either an CUPS, PSF-other, BSD, or PSF Command DSS for printing. The following topics provide reasons for and reasons against using particular DSSs.