Daemon configuration files

The PCL, PostScript, and PDF transforms all require a daemon to be running before you can use them. The pcl2afpd daemon manages the PCL interpreter portion of the pcl2afp transform. The ps2afpd daemon manages the PostScript or PDF CPSI interpreter portion of the ps2afp and pdf2afp transforms. The apped daemon manages the PDF APPE processing portion of the ps2afp and pdf2afp transforms. For more information about these daemons, see InfoPrint Manager: Reference.

Each daemon, like the corresponding transform, uses a configuration file. The daemon configuration file can contain the same keywords as the transform configuration file, except server, plus some keywords that control the operation of the daemon. See InfoPrint Manager: Reference for the daemon keywords.

Sample APPE daemon configuration file (apped.cfg)

# apped configuration file

# KEYWORD                                                      PURPOSE
######################################################################


port = 8250                   #               which TCP/IP port to use

appe_work_directory = /var/psf/appe
						 #       directory to put APPE work files into
						 
appe_log_file = /var/psf/appe/apped.log
			             #                 where to write log messages
						 
#appe_fonts_path = 
							   #list of directories where extra APPE fonts are located
						 
appe_width = 8.5i              #        width of generated image
appe_length = 11i              #        length of generated image
appe_x_offset = 0i             #        left and right margins
appe_y_offset = 0i             #        top and bottom margins
appe_resolution = 300          #        resolution of target printer
appe_output_type = IO1_G4      #        type of AFP image to generate
#appe_is = 1                   #        the is afp compliance flag
#appe_compress_type = jpeg-sub # JPEG subsampled compression. :\
#                                       Other options: jpeg, lzw
#appe_pagetpye = DOCUMENT      # type of afp structured field for :\
#                                each individual page

Sample pcl2afp daemon configuration file (pcl2afpd.cfg)

# pcl2afpd configuration file


# KEYWORD                                                      PURPOSE
######################################################################


port = 8253                 #                 which TCP/IP port to use

work_directory = /var/psf/pcl2afp
                            #         directory to put work files into
log_file = /var/psf/pcl2afp/pcl2afpd.log
                            #              where to write log messages

notify = root               #    who to notify if problems encountered
mail_command = /usr/bin/mail
                            #       program used to send notifications

pcl_program = /usr/lpp/psf/bin/pcl6
                            #          name of PCL interpreter program
pcl_fonts_path = /usr/lpp/psf/pcl2afp
			    #	       location of .FCO files for PCL6

pcl_max_memory = 6000K      #            maximum amount of memory that
                            #             PCL uses; the 'K' is ignored

pcl_job_timeout = 20        #                maximum number of minutes
                            #                     to process a PCL job

pcl_width = 8.5i            #                 width of generated image
pcl_length = 11i            #                length of generated image
pcl_x_offset = 0i           #                   left and right margins
pcl_y_offset = 0i           #                   top and bottom margins
pcl_resolution = 300        #             resolution of target printer
pcl_output_type = IO1_G4    #            type of AFP image to generate
#pcl_is = 1                  #      the is afp compliance flag
#
######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND AND MAPPING BINS TO TRAYS
# NOTE: Uncomment only one of the options below.

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND ONLY
# If you want your users to be able to choose between single-sided and 
# double-sided (duplexed) output, uncomment the following line.

# device_controls = plex

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND AND MAPPING BINS TO TRAYS

# If you want your users to be able to both choose between single-
# sided and double-sided (duplexed) output AND specify which paper 
# tray to use, uncomment the line below and fill in the correct values:

# Replace the Xs with the number of the AFP tray (between 1 and 255).
# Replace the Zs with the PCL bin number (between 1 and 59).
# You can list up to 20 mappings.

# device_controls = plex,inputX=(pcl_bin=Z),inputX=(pcl_bin=Z)

Sample ps2afp daemon configuration file for InfoPrint 4000 and InfoPrint 4100 printers (ps2afpd.cfg)

# ps2afpd configuration file


# KEYWORD                                                      PURPOSE
######################################################################


port = 8251              #                    which TCP/IP port to use

work_directory = /var/psf/ps2afp
                         #            directory to put work files into
log_file = /var/psf/ps2afp/ps2afpd.log
                         #                 where to write log messages

notify = root            #       who to notify if problems encountered
mail_command = /usr/bin/mail
                         #          program used to send notifications
ps_program = /usr/lpp/psf/bin/ps2afpi
                         #      name of PostScript interpreter program
ps_init_file = /usr/lpp/psf/ps2afp/ps2afpe.ps
                         #              name of PostScript interpreter
                         #                         initialization file
ps_files_path = /usr/lpp/psf/ps2afp :\
                /usr/lpp/psf/config :\
                /usr/lpp/psf/reslib
			 	 #            path to search for jobInit files

ps_max_memory = 24000K   #               maximum amount of memory that
                         #         PostScript uses; the 'K' is ignored

ps_job_timeout = 9999    #                   maximum number of minutes
                         #                   to process PostScript job
ps_server_timeout = 360  #                   maximum number of minutes
                         #                   server waits between jobs

ps_font_map_files = /usr/lpp/psf/ps/psfonts.map :\
                    /var/psf/psfonts/user.map
                         #                  list of font mapping files

ps_width = 8.5i          #                    width of generated image
ps_length = 11i          #                   length of generated image
ps_x_offset = 0i	       #                      left and right margins
ps_y_offset = 0i         #                      top and bottom margins
ps_resolution = 300      #                resolution of target printer
ps_output_type = IO1_G4  #               type of AFP image to generate
#following three parameters will apply only if threshsmall specified
ps_imgsmall = 0.5i       #                  default value for imgsmall
ps_linesmall = 0.5i      #                 default value for linesmall
ps_txtsmall = 0.5i       #                  default value for txtsmall
#ps_is = 1                #                  the is afp compliance flag
ps_compress_type = jpeg-sub  # JPEG subsampled compression. 
                             #Other options: jpeg, lzw

######################################################################

# Customize if desired
#pragma = jobInit 4000.ibm85lpi.tf.dt.ps; \
#            jobInit 4000.ibm85lpi.ta.ps;

#

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND AND MAPPING BINS TO TRAYS
# NOTE: Uncomment only one of the options below.

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE FINISHING FLAG ONLY
# If you want your users to be able to allow finishing operations,
# such as staple operations or punch operations, uncomment the  
# following line.

# device_controls = finishing

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND ONLY
# If you want your users to be able to choose between single-sided and 
# double-sided (duplexed) output, uncomment the following line.

# device_controls = plex

######################################################################

# ENABLING BOTH PLEX AND FINISHING
# If you want your users to be able to both choose between single-
# sided and double-sided (duplexed) output AND allow finishing 
# operations, such as staple operations or punch operations, 
# uncomment the following line.

# device_controls = plex,finishing

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND AND MAPPING BINS TO TRAYS
# If you want your users to be able to both choose between single-
# sided and double-sided (duplexed) output AND specify which paper 
# tray to use, uncomment the line below and fill in the correct values:

# Replace the Xs with the number of the AFP tray (between 1 and 255).
# Replace the Zs with the appropriate values.

# device_controls = plex,inputX=(size,type=ZZZ,weight=ZZZ,color=ZZZ),:\
#                   inputX=(size,type=ZZZ,weight=ZZZ,color=ZZZ)

######################################################################

# ENABLING THE PLEX COMMAND AND MAPPING BINS TO TRAYS
# If you want your users to be able to both choose between single-
# sided and double-sided (duplexed) output, AND allow finishing
# operations, AND specify which paper tray to use, uncomment the line 
# below and fill in the correct values:

# Replace the Xs with the number of the AFP tray (between 1 and 255).
# Replace the Zs with the appropriate values.

# device_controls = plex,finishing,inputX=(size,type=ZZZ,weight=ZZZ,:\
# color=ZZZ),inputX=(size,type=ZZZ,weight=ZZZ,color=ZZZ)

Sample ps2afp daemon configuration file for cut sheet IPDS printers (3160d.cfg)

# ps2afpd configuration file


# KEYWORD                                                      PURPOSE
######################################################################


port = 8252              #                    which TCP/IP port to use

work_directory = /var/psf/ps2afp2
                         #            directory to put work files into
log_file = /var/psf/ps2afp2/ps2afpd.log
                         #                 where to write log messages

notify = root            #       who to notify if problems encountered
mail_command = /usr/bin/mail
                         #          program used to send notifications

ps_program = /usr/lpp/psf/bin/ps2afpi
                         #      name of PostScript interpreter program
ps_init_file = /usr/lpp/psf/ps2afp/ps2afpe.ps
                         #              name of PostScript interpreter
                         #                         initialization file
ps_files_path = /usr/lpp/psf/ps2afp :\
                /usr/lpp/psf/config :\
                /usr/lpp/psf/reslib
			 #            path to search for jobInit files

ps_max_memory = 24000K   #               maximum amount of memory that
                         #         PostScript uses; the 'K' is ignored

ps_job_timeout = 9999    #                   maximum number of minutes
                         #                   to process PostScript