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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 40. Network Printing Protocols

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Printing Protocols and Printing Languages 750

Data Link Control Protocol (DLC) 752

Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) 752

The most basic functions provided by a LAN are the file and print services. A print server is a computer or a networked device that has one or more physical printers attached and that accepts data for printing from other computers. You can learn more about print servers in the next chapter.

A parallel port, USB port, or even FireWire (IEEE 1394, also called iLink) port can be used to directly connect a printer to a single computer. The parallel port provides a high-speed connection on a set of wires used exclusively by the printer and the computer ...

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