Machines that can use TCP/IP for file and print sharing:
- DEC VAX running Pathworks
- DOS with TCP/IP
- IBM Mainframes
- LAN Manager
- OS/2 with TCP/IP
- UNIX and Linux
- Windows 95, NT
For NT to print to TCP/IP printers hosted on UNIX computers requires:
- TCP/IP print service
- Creation of shared printer
Requires a password. More secure than RSH.
Uses the .rhosts file to authenticate the user.
NT runs a Line printer daemon (LPD) service similar to that on UNIX computers. This allows computers using TCP/IP and the LPR command to send print jobs to NT computers.
Internet Service Manager