InfoPrint Manager for Linux Supported DSSs
InfoPrint Manager for Linux supports these DSSs:
- PSF DSS
- The PSF DSS can send jobs to Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), PCL, or PPDS printers or to upload jobs to the z/OS system. The PSF DSS transforms jobs to IPDS, PCL, PPDS, or AFP before sending them to the output device or destination. The PSF DSS can transform input data and drive printers concurrently, as well as support multiple document formats in the same job. The way a PSF DSS actual destination communicates with the output device or destination and the format of the data it sends to the device or destination depend on the attachment type. As a result, the PSF DSS is the most flexible DSS. For more information, see Understanding attachment types for PSF actual destinations.
- CUPS DSS
- The CUPS DSS drives printers like the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) print spooling
system. In standard Linux printing, users submit jobs to a CUPS printer. The CUPS
print spooling system schedules the jobs and passes them to a printer device by means
of a backend program that is integrated into the CUPS print spooling system, usually
InfoPrint Manager pioinfo backend, InfoPrint Manager piorpdm backend for Ricoh printers, , socket, ipp, and if the queue is a remote queue, lpd.
With the CUPS DSS, users submit jobs to an InfoPrint Manager logical destination or queue, and InfoPrint Manager schedules the jobs to a CUPS DSS actual destination. The CUPS DSS actual destination submits the job through the CUPS printing system to a printer device using one of the CUPS backend programs.
For InfoPrint Manager to drive your printer with a CUPS DSS, you need to install all the necessary software (filters and driver files) that the CUPS print spooling system would need to drive your printer. You do not need to create Linux CUPS printers for InfoPrint Manager to drive your printer with an CUPS DSS. The CUPS DSS supports both multiple input data formats and multiple document formats in the same job.
For more information about the Linux printing, consult the Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Web site at: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/group, where you can find CUPS Quick Start, OpenPrinting Database, Foomatic, cups-filters, printer driver packages and other printing software. The standard printing technology of Linux Foundation OpenPrinting is CUPS.
- BSD DSS
- The BSD DSS can be used to invoke any command you want, as long as your command accepts
a file as its last argument and lets you map InfoPrint Manager attributes to command options for your command.
Typically, the BSD DSS uses the InfoPrint Manager (lprafp) LPR program to send jobs to a printer device connected to another processor. This processor can run Linux or any other operating system that supports the lpd protocol and connects to the network using TCP/IP. For remote printer devices, you must set up a remote queue and configure the remote system. See the printer configuration documentation of the remote system.
- Email DSS
- InfoPrint Manager for Linux uses the email DSS to send jobs as emails to electronic mailing systems. Only one email DSS is supported per InfoPrint Manager server instance.