Remote printing problems in Linux

Brian P. Clifford (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 16:20:04 -0600 (CST)

We have a printer attached to a machine ( and it works
fine. We want to print from fhunix ( to the above printer,
but get the following message:

fhunix: waiting for queue to be enabled on
Rank Owner Job Files Total Size
1st root 5 printcap 2506 bytes

/usr/sbin/lpd: lp: Host name for your address ( unknown

What does the error message in the last line mean and how do I correct

We have set up the /etc/printcap file to send it to the remote printer,
but may have made an error somewhere.

/etc/printcap for machine with printer (fhudns, (and it
works to print locally):


/etc/printcap for machine w/o printer (fhunix,


Thanks for all your help,
Brian Clifford