System Administration Guide: Printing

Tracking Forms

The LP print service helps you track which forms are mounted on each printer. The print service also notifies you when it cannot find a description it needs to print a form. You are responsible for creating form descriptions, and mounting and unmounting form paper in each printer. You complete this task either as part of setting up a printer or in response to alerts from the LP print service.

Users can specify the form on which they want a job to print. As superuser, you can mount a specific form, then tell the LP print service that the form is available and on which printer it is mounted. Users can submit print requests specifying a particular form. When the LP print service receives the request, it sends an alert message to root requesting that you mount the form.