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6400 Printer via Parallel?
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Published: 30 Nov 2011
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6400 Printer via Parallel? Published by: Viking on 30 Nov 2011 view comments(2)

Is it possible to configure an iSeries Access printer emulation session which supports IPDS?† Weíre trying to get an old 6400-012 line printer†to serve as an emergency backup printer and print via parallel port (because it's Twinax and we're now on a Power 7 which doesn't support Twinax)†but when we try to create a printer emulation session the device that gets created is a 3812, not an *IPDS device.† If we try to create the device description first the session canít connect saying the device is the wrong type.† If we try to create the device description first with a class of *VRT, type of *IPDS, model 0, and set the MFGTYPMDL to *IBM6400 we get the same error.† Even if we donít set the MFGTYPMDL.† Are we trying to do something impossible or just doing something wrong?

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