Creating a DPF host receiver

  1. Complete these configuration worksheets. Only the PSF actual destination and Port number values are required to create a receiver; if you're not sure what to fill in for the rest of the items, you can accept the defaults and change the values in the receiver later.
    Note: If you currently use DPF in PSF for OS/2, see the InfoPrint Manager for Windows: Planning Guide for instructions on collecting the information you need from your OS/2 system.

    DPF host receiver worksheet

    Management Console Prompt Description Value
    Logical unit alias name Because DPF connects to InfoPrint Manager over TCP/IP, you will not use the LU alias, however, knowing it will help you figure out the TCP/IP connection.  
    PSF actual destination The name of the actual destination object that this receiver will send jobs to.
    Note: This name is case-sensitive.
     
    Port number The port that the host receiver will use to communicate with the host system.  
    Description Text to describe this receiver (optional).  
    Submission priority The relative importance of jobs submitted by this receiver. 1 is the highest priority; 100 is the lowest priority. Default: 50
    Inactivity limit Number of seconds to wait for jobs from a connected host before disconnecting. When the inactivity timer runs out, the receiver drops the connection with the host system. If the timer is set to 9999, it will never run out. Default: 9999
    Save resources If Save resources is selected, the DPF host receiver acknowledges the public/private settings on the DPF resources that are downloaded with print jobs. Resources that were marked public on the host are stored in the DPF Resources Database for reuse later. Resources that were marked private cannot be reused. If Save resources is not selected, all DPF resources that are downloaded are considered private. __ yes __ no
    Obtain printer characteristics at start up If selected, the receiver checks the printer settings every time the receiver connects to a host PSF and communicates any changes to the host system. __ yes __ no
    Enable SSL/TLS If selected, the DPF receiver communicates with the mainframe through the SSL/TLS protocol. __ yes __ no
    Suppress start sheets Select to turn off the start sheets that InfoPrint Manager generates. __ yes __ no
    Suppress end sheets Select to turn off the trailer sheets that InfoPrint Manager generates. __ yes __ no
    Suppress separator sheets Select to turn off the separator sheets that InfoPrint Manager generates. __ yes __ no
    Jobs directory The directory that the host receiver stores print jobs in until they are printed. For more information, see DPF working directories.  
    Resources directory The directory that the host receiver stores job resources in. For more information, see DPF working directories.  

    DPF host receiver class set up worksheet

    Receiver  
    Class Copies Start page Disposition Retention Period
         
    • Print
    • Retain
    • Print then Retain
    • ___ Forever
    • ___ Days
    • ___ Hours
         
    • Print
    • Retain
    • Print then Retain
    • ___ Forever
    • ___ Days
    • ___ Hours
         
    • Print
    • Retain
    • Print then Retain
    • ___ Forever
    • ___ Days
    • ___ Hours
         
    • Print
    • Retain
    • Print then Retain
    • ___ Forever
    • ___ Days
    • ___ Hours
         
    • Print
    • Retain
    • Print then Retain
    • ___ Forever
    • ___ Days
    • ___ Hours
  2. Open the InfoPrint Manager Management Console and select Edit → New → DPF Host Receiver.
  3. Use the information from the worksheet to complete the dialog. Make sure you click Class Set Up to configure your receiver classes with the information from DPF host receiver class set up worksheet. Click OK when you are finished.

    For further information, see the Management Console help system.

    Important: The first time you try to start this receiver and connect to your host system, make sure that the printer that it will submit jobs to is powered ON and is available.
  4. See Settings on your host system to create a printer that will submit jobs to this host receiver from your host system.