Understanding attachment types for PSF actual destinations
The attachment type for an actual destination defines how the printer device attaches to the server and communications with InfoPrint Manager. Based on the printer device, the attachment type is one of:
- TCP/IP. The printer device communicates using the Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) and attaches to the server through the TCP/IP network. To create the actual destination, you must specify the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the printer device and the port number through which InfoPrint Manager communicates with the device. The port number for TCP/IP-attached printers is an integer from 5001 to 65535.
- Other. The PCL, PostScript, or PPDS printer device communicates using TCP/IP or attaches directly to the server through a parallel/serial port (or through a hardware alternative to such direct attachment). When you want to create the actual destination with InfoPrint Manager for Windows, you must specify the port associated with a port monitor needed to operate the printer.
- Command. You must attach this type of printer as specified by its documentation and configure it in AIX or Linux before creating its associated actual destination for InfoPrint Manager for AIX, InfoPrint Manager for Linux, or configure it to function as a Windows printer (using the standard Windows Add Printer Wizard) before creating its associated actual destination for InfoPrint Manager for Windows.
- Upload-TCP/IP. With InfoPrint Manager for AIX or InfoPrint Manager for Linux the printer device is attached to a host system. InfoPrint Manager communicates with PSF for OS/390 or PSF for MVS through the TCP/IP network. Before creating the actual destination, you must determine the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the host and the port number through which InfoPrint Manager communicates with the upload service. The port number for TCP/IP-attached printers is an integer from 5001 to 65535. You must also determine the code pages used on both the AIX or Linux and host systems.