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About This Guide

This guide covers the installation, configuration, and operation of IntranetWare® HostPrint, a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) that provides IBM® 3287 LU Type 1 (LU1) and LU Type 3 (LU3) host printer sessions on a NetWare® server that has IntranetWare for SAA (IWSAA) software installed on it. Together, IWSAA and HostPrint provide a communication vehicle from IBM hosts to printers on the network.

HostPrint runs on NetWare for SAA 2.2, IntranetWare for SAA 3.0, or NetWare for SAA 4.0 (or later). In cases where the information is identical for all versions of SAA, this guide uses the acronym "IWSAA" to refer to all SAA products. In cases where the version of SAA is important to the context of the sentence, this guide specifies the correct version (that is, NetWare for SAA 2.2, IntranetWare for SAA 3.0 or NetWare for SAA 4.0).

Who Should Read This Guide

Read this guide if you are:

Content Overview

This guide contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Getting Started, briefly describes HostPrint and gives an overview of the procedures to follow to configure HostPrint.

Chapter 2, Installing IntranetWare HostPrint, provides a preinstallation checklist, information on setting up the installation software, and step-by-step instructions on how to install HostPrint.

Chapter 3, Defining Print Devices for IntranetWare HostPrint, describes how to define, modify, create, and delete print devices using the HostPrint printer definition utility, HPDEFW.

Chapter 4, Creating Print Job Configurations for IntranetWare HostPrint, explains how to create print job configurations for HostPrint that point to the defined HostPrint print devices, the NDS printer or print queue, and the mode (Portrait or Landscape) to be used during printing.

Chapter 5, Configuring IntranetWare HostPrint Printer Sessions, describes how to configure your HostPrint sessions by mapping a set of logical units (LUs) to the print job configurations you have created.

Chapter 6, Starting IntranetWare HostPrint, describes how to load HostPrint.

Chapter 7, Managing IntranetWare HostPrint Sessions Using SSM, describes how to operate HostPrint using IWSAA server management.

Appendix A, Migrating from HostPrint 1.x to HostPrint 2.0, describes how to migrate from NetWare HostPrint 1.0 to IntranetWare HostPrint 2.0.

Appendix B, Differences Between HostPrint 1.x and HostPrint 2.0, provides details on the differences between NetWare HostPrint 1.0 and IntranetWare HostPrint 2.0.

Appendix C, Bindery Reference Queues, describes how to set up print queues as bindery reference queues if you must print to print queues on non-NDS file servers.

Appendix D, Using the HPOBJECT Utility, describes how to use the HPOBJECT utility to define a special object for use when printing to bindery reference queues.

Appendix E, Changing Printer Characters, describes the EPCnnn.XLT and ACPnnn.XLT files and how to edit them.

Appendix F, IntranetWare HostPrint Exit Routines, describes the HostPrint exit routine interface and how you can use the routine to satisfy special requirements. It also explains how to use the two sample routine NLMs that come with HostPrint.

Appendix G, Using the License Management Utility, provides information on using the License Management utility to display, add, and delete HostPrint licenses.

Appendix H, IntranetWare HostPrint Messages, describes error and warning messages the HostPrint modules generate.

Glossary, contains definitions of IWSAA and HostPrint terms.

Index, provides cross-reference for terms and procedures in this guide.


This manual uses the following typographic conventions, special terminology, and symbolic conventions.

Typographic Conventions


Bracketed words or characters indicate names of keys that you press:

A single key name or character within brackets represents a keyboard key. For example: Press <Enter> means to press the key marked Enter, and Press <+> means to press the key marked with a plus sign (+).

Two or more key names within brackets separated by a plus sign (+) represent keyboard keys used at the same time. For example, Press <Alt+C> means to press and hold the <Alt> key and then press <C>.

Two or more key names, each within its own set of brackets, represent keyboard keys used in sequence. For example, Press <Alt> <Spacebar> means to press the <Alt> key and release it and then press <Spacebar>.

Onscreen elements

Words highlighted as follows are menu items, fields, or other onscreen elements that you are to select or modify:
Select Pooled from the menu.

Emphasized terms

Words or phrases highlighted as follows are emphasized or differentiated because of their importance:
Copy all files except AUTOEXEC.NCF and STARTUP.NCF.

(in text)

Words appearing in UPPERCASE are filenames or pathnames. In addition, commands that are not case sensitive are uppercased in the text.


Words set off in the following way are messages that the system displays:
End of session


Words set off in the following way are commands that you enter at a prompt:
load install

Variables, Arguments

Words set off in the following way are the names of variables or arguments that you must replace with appropriate values:
In this example, type OP= and replace the variable userid with a valid NetWare user ID.

[Optional values]

Enter an option that is enclosed in square brackets as described in its command description. Do not enter the brackets. In the following example, you can enter any or all of the letters that appear within the brackets:


Words appearing as follows are the names of program functions:
When the driver receives the CTL7_Create Connection call, it raises DTR.


Words appearing as follows are the names of parameters:
Use fileServerID to specify the server on which the particular operation is to be performed.

Fields (of structures)

Words appearing as follows are the names of the fields of data structures:
Every primitive message begins with the PrimType field.



Type the indicated text and press <Enter>. For example:
Enter load nvinstal.


Highlight an item and press <Enter>.


Use the cursor keys or the mouse to select an item and then carry out an action with it.

Symbolic Conventions

A paragraph labeled Note contains information that may be of interest but is not vital to the operation of the product or to your safety.

A paragraph labeled Suggestion contains hints, tips, or helpful information that is useful but not critical.

A paragraph labeled Important contains key concepts and facts that you should read.

A paragraph labeled Warning carries a stronger message than one labeled Important, and describes a situation in which a critical or irreversible error can be made.

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