Windows TCP/IP Print Service

The port discussion leads us to the TCP/IP print service on Windows. Windows XP and Windows 2000 include a TCP/IP print service that supports the Unix line printer request (lpr) printer protocol over a TCP port. The lpr protocol originated as a standard for sending print jobs from clients to servers, each running under Berkley UNIX. The lpr standard is formalized in IETF RFC 1179.

A Windows XP or Windows 2000 Line Printer Daemon (lpd) service accepts a print stream from an lpr client and submits it to the local spooler. The lpr client sends a control file along with the stream that describes the data type and the requesting host. Error status passed back to the lpr client is simplistic. Any exception is translated ...

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