Planning to print with host systems

InfoPrint Manager provides several options for printing to or from host systems, depending on how many functions you need and where you want to control printing from (the host system or InfoPrint Manager). All of the options allow you to share printers between host and LAN applications, though some require more configuration than others. Available host printing options include:

  • Download for z/OS

    The MVS Download Receiver daemon in InfoPrint Manager supports both Download for z/OS or AFP Download Plus for z/OS. If you use the Download for z/OS feature of PSF for z/OS or AFP Download Plus feature of PSF for z/OS, you can spool jobs to remote locations, so that the remote print operator can control printing.

    Note: Within InfoPrint Manager, the term Download for z/OS refers to both the Download for z/OS feature of PSF for z/OS or the AFP Download Plus for z/OS feature of PSF for z/OS.

  • InfoPrint Server on z/OS

    If you use InfoPrint Server on z/OS, you can submit jobs on the host for spooling to a remote InfoPrint Manager server. The IP PrintWay component of InfoPrint Server, which contains an LPR, and the InfoPrint Manager LPD must be running. When you submit a job on the host, you can specify advanced InfoPrint options, such as form definitions and page definitions. The remote print operator controls printing after InfoPrint Manager receives the job.

  • LPR

    Remote systems that support LPR (RFC 1179) can also submit output to InfoPrint Manager for AIX through its LPD gateway using the TCP/IP protocol. The AIX line printer daemon (LPD) works with the InfoPrint LPD Gateway to route incoming jobs from remote clients to InfoPrint destinations. Some LPR clients, such as the AIX LPR or the lprafp utility supplied with InfoPrint Manager for AIX , can pass print parameters to InfoPrint Manager (using the -o flag). However, not all LPR clients support optional parameters.

  • AFP Upload

    AFP Upload allows InfoPrint Manager users to print AFP data via PSF Upload TCP/IP DSS from the Linux platform on their existing MVS Host system printers.