Namespace entries

There are two kinds of entries in the namespace: profile and server. Server entries contain information about the IP address of the host on which the pdserver is running and the TCP/IP port number on which the pdserver is listening for server requests from other pdservers. Queue and destination entries are profile entries. Profile entries refer to the server entry for the pdserver in which they reside.

The fstshow command can be used to display information about server, queue, and actual destination entries in the namespace. The syntax for the command is:

fstshow [ -s | -q | -p ] entry-name
Where s represents server, q represents queue, and p represents destinations (formerly known as printers).

For example, if a pdserver named info2 is running in the IPM system, fstshow -s info2 displays information like:

Type: Server
Dir Type: DIR_ID_SPOOLER_ENTRY
Name: info2
Listen Port: 2051
IP Addr: server.local
Client Port: 6874
The Type: field identifies this as a server entry. The Dir Type field identifies this as an entry for a server (formerly known as a spooler). The IP Addr field lists info2's host machine's IP address. The Listen Port field lists info2's server port. The Client Port field lists info2's client port but is only provided for information and is not used dynamically by any part of InfoPrint Manager. You can also determine the client port for a particular pdserver by entering a ps -ef | grep pdserver command on the machine where the pdserver is running. The client port appears after the name of the pdserver. Default means it is running on port 6874.

Running the same command for a queue or actual destination would display a profile entry which would look like:

Type: Profile
Dir Type: DIR_ID_QUEUE_ENTRY
Name: info2-q
Server Path: servers/info2
The Type: field identifies this as a profile entry. The Dir Type: field identifies this as a queue. The Name: field identifies this as info2-q. And the Server Path: field identifies the server entry for the pdserver that contains this queue.

You must have read access to the namespace files to use the fstshow utility.