|Print gobs of debugging information.|
|Dont try to bind to privileged port before connecting to lpd. Please see CONFIGURING A PROXY below for information on use of this option.|
|Select an alternate port (instead of 7290) to connect to, if using rlprd. Usually not needed.|
Select the host to print to (used with -P).
Instead of using -H, one can specify the hostname directly including it with the printer name with the printer@hostname syntax.
|-P, --printer=printername, --queue=printername|
|Select the printer to print to (used with -H).|
|Select the proxy host to use, if necessary.|
|Set the inactivity timer. If the connection hangs for more than seconds seconds, then rlpr will give up. Use the special value -1 to wait forever. Default timeout is 3 seconds.|
|Use tmpdir for temporary files (by default, /tmp is used)|
|Print version and exit.|
-#, --copies=copies Print copies copies of each document - use sparingly, printers arent copiers. -m, --mail Send mail upon completion. -q, --quiet, --silent Quiet mode - stay quiet (except for fatal errors). -r, --remove Remove file after printing. -s Ignored (provided for compatibility). --send-data-first Send the "data" transaction before the "control" transaction. Should never be required when rlpr is used in conjunction with a RFC 1179 conformant lpd. However, buggy implementations exist which require these semantics. Use only when necessary. --verbose Verbose mode - on by default unless rlpr is invoked as lpr. --windows "Windows" mode - for printing multiple files to a windows-based lpd.
-1 Print data using troff(1) R (times roman) font. -2 Print data using troff(1) I (times italic) font. -3 Print data using troff(1) B (times bold) font. -4 Print data using troff(1) S (special) font. -c Assume data has been produced by cifplot(1). -d Assume data has been produced by tex(1). -f Filter data assuming the start of each line has a fortran carriage control character. -g Assume data has been produced by the BSD plot library. -l Treat control characters as regular characters. -n Assume data has been produced by ditroff. -o Assume data is postscript. -p Print data using pr(1). -t Assume data has been produced by troff(1). -v Assume the data contains a raster image.
-i, --indent=[cols] Indent output by cols columns (8 by default). -h, --no-burst Do not print burst (banner) page. -w, --width=width Use width for page width when using pr(1). -C, --class=class Use class for the class name on burst page instead of the local system name. -J, --job=jobname Use jobname for the job name on burst page instead of the first filename in the job. -T, --title=title Use title for the title when using pr(1) instead of the current filename. -U, --user=username Use username for the user name on burst page instead of the actual username. --hostname=hostname Use hostname for the hostname on the burst page instead of the local system name.
See OS-SPECIFIC EXTENSIONS below for details on these options.
--ext=os --extension=os Interpret the arguments passed to --extargs as if on operating system os. Currently, os must be either hpux or none. --extargs= args Change behavior according to OS-specific arguments listed in args.
In situations where the rlpr client cannot be installed setuid root, rlpr often cannot directly talk to an lpd because most lpds require that requests come from privileged ports. Unfortunately, rlpr cannot "come from a privileged port" without having superuser status.
The privileged port requirement is part of RFC 1179.
That said, some lpds, most notably some of the ones which have shipped with Windows NT, Solaris, and NCRunix, do not require requests to come from a privileged port. Before going through the work of configuring a proxy, you should make sure one is required for your situation. You can check by trying to run rlpr: if it is successful in spooling the job, you do not need to install rlpr setuid root. You should then pass the -N (or the more verbose --no-bind) to rlpr in the future to suppress rlprs warning messages.
If your situation does not require a privileged port, do not use one. You can explicitly request a regular port, even when rlpr has been installed setuid root, by using the --no-bind option. This is a good idea because there are only 11 privileged ports that the RFC allows. This ends up having the practical implication of limiting your print requests to about 11 per every 3 minutes, which is often unacceptable.
The rest of this section assumes that rlpr cannot be installed setuid root in your situation, and that a remote lpd requires rlpr connect to it from a privileged port. It requires that you or someone you know has root access to another machine the network, so that you can use a proxy, known as rlprd, to get around the problem.
rlprd works by taking lpd requests on a non-privileged port, mapping them to a privileged port, and sending them out to the real lpd. The proxy and the lpd need not be on the same machine.
In the scenario provided in the motivation, if each user had root access on his own machine, it would be optimal for the user to start rlprd up on his own machine, in which case the proxy and the printhost are the same machine. The user would additionally have to make sure his own machine was listed in his local /etc/hosts.lpd so that his lpd would accept connections from his rlprd.
However, if the machine the user wants to print to is not running unix (but is running an lpd) (i.e. Windows, WinNT, etc) -- Then that user can configure his lpd to accept connections from an rlprd running somewhere on the network, and use that rlprd as a proxy for rlpr.
For more on this mess, see rlprd(8).
sun% rlpr -Xfoo.bar.org --email@example.com foo.c
WITHOUT A PROXY (rlpr is setuid root) sun% rlpr --firstname.lastname@example.org foo.c prints foo.c to the printer hp4l on the host foo.bar.org (assuming foo.bar.org has been configured to accept print requests from host sun in its /etc/hosts.lpd). sun% who | rlpr --email@example.com prints the output of who(1) to the printer hp4l on the host foo.bar.org. WITH A PROXY (rlpr is a normal program)
prints foo.c to the printer hp4l on the host foo.bar.org using foo.bar.org as a proxyhost. Under this configuration, foo.bar.org needs to be configured to accept print requests from the proxy (itself) and not from sun. In situations where the proxy and the printhost are not the same machine, this can lead to some security holes due to the original lameness of berkeley lpds host-based security.
NOTE: if a proxyhost isnt specified anywhere, rlpr assumes one isnt necessary.
Some vendors have added features to their BSD-based lpr products, which are upwardly compatible with lpr but incompatible with one another. To support these extensions, rlpr allows the user to indicate what operating system to emulate and provide a string of OS-specific options, either through commandline arguments or environment variables.
Note that for correct operation, these extensions should be only used when interoperating with an lpd provided by the vendor for the indicated operating system.
The following environment variables are used by rlpr:
RLPR_EXTENSION Specifies the operating system to interpret OS-specific arguments relative to. RLPR_EXTARGS Specifies the OS-specific arguments. RLPR_PRINTHOST Specifies the default host to print to. PRINTER or LPDEST Specifies a default printer (printqueue) to use.
First PRINTER is consulted, then LPDEST.
Note that one can also specify the host to print to by setting printer to be printer@hostname. This may be more convenient than setting RLPR_PRINTHOST, but will confuse the traditional BSD print commands.
RLPR_PROXYHOST Specifies a proxy host to use, if necessary. RLPR_CONFDIR If RLPR_CONFDIR is set, it is the directory containing the system-wide rlprrc file. By default, /etc is used. TMPDIR If TMPDIR is set, it is used for temporary files. By default, /tmp is used.
~/.rlprrc Personal printer/host database $TMPDIR/cf* Temporary control files on local machine $TMPDIR/df* Temporary data file for jobs from stdin /var/spool/*/cf* Temporary control files on printhost /var/spool/*/df* Temporary data files on printhost /etc/hosts.lpd Host-based security on printhost /etc/passwd Personal identification /usr/local/etc/rlprrcSystem-wide printer/host database (by default)
rlpq(1), rlprm(1), rlprd(8), rlprrc(5), lpr(1)
Some evil applications have lpr hardcoded into them.
|rlpr 2.04||RLPR (1)||2000/12/30|