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LinuxWorld: Lantronix ports RTEL network print drivers to Linux

Feb 11, 2000, 04:46 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Lantronix, an veteran in the terminal and print server market, has released its RTEL (short for reverse telnet) software for network printer connectivity. The software runs on Linux systems."

"The RTEL software can connect to any printers attached to a Lantronix network print server device. It allows printers with only serial or parallel interfaces to act as network printers for Linux, Unix, NetWare, and Windows platforms. In particular, RTEL solves some compatibility issues that are inherent to the way in which Linux and Unix systems handle network printing...."

"RTEL is implemented as a device driver locally on your Linux system, and creates a device file that maps out to the print queues on the network print server. The OS thinks that the printer is directly attached to a local port and can thus manipulate the printer as it would locally. You can now print banner pages and spool multiple copies properly. The software has also been successfully tested by Lantronix under a mixed environment in which Samba on Linux supported Windows clients."

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