System Administration Guide: Printing

How Local Printing Works

The print request follows the same path it would if the client and server were separate systems. Requests always flow from client to server following the same path.

The following figure shows what happens when a user submits a request to print a PostScript file on a local printer, which is a printer connected to the user's system. The lpsched daemon on the local system does all processing.

This processing might include the following:

The printer interface program does the following:

Figure 1–4 Local Printing Process

Figure is described in the surrounding text.