Check that the network link between the print server and the print client is set up correctly.
print_client# ping print_server print_server is alive print_server# ping print_client print_client not available
If the message says the system is alive, you know you can reach the system, so the network is all right. The message also tells you that either a name service or the local /etc/hosts file has translated the host (system) name you entered into an IP address; otherwise, you would need to enter the IP address.
If you get a not available message, try to answer the following questions: How is NIS or NIS+ set up at your site? Do you need to take additional steps so that print servers and print clients can communicate with one another? If your site is not running NIS or NIS+, have you entered the IP address for the print server in each print client's /etc/hosts file, and entered all print client IP addresses in the /etc/hosts file of the print server?
(On a SunOS 5.0–5.1 print server only) Check that the listen port monitor is configured correctly.
(On a SunOS 5.0–5.1 print server only) Check that the network listen services are registered with the port monitor on the print server.