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Xerox PhaserShare Networking Installer Setup Guide PDF

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Colors generated by Phaser Color Printers are four- and/or three-color process simulations and may not match PANTONE-identified solid color standards... Use current PANTONE Color Reference Manuals for accurate colors...

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6 Windows 95 and Windows 98: PhaserPort Software TCP/IP configuration for the PC 37 Setting the printers IP address 38 PhaserPort software installation 38 Adding a port for a new printer 40 Adding a port to an existing printer 41 Changing a ports IP address 42

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General information: setting IP parameters from the front panel 52 Setting IP parameters: Phaser 740 printer front panel 53 Setting IP parameters: Phaser 780 printer front panel 55 Setting IP parameters: Phaser 360 printer front panel 58 Setting IP parameters: RARP or BOOTP 61 Setting IP parameters: DHCP 62 Supported BOOTP/DHCP fields 64 Setting IP parameters: PostScript utility file (UNIX only) 64 Setting IP parameters: PhaserLink software 67 DNS (Phaser 740 and 780 printers only) 67

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For information on how to use the DOS configuration files, see the README files on the printers CD-ROM and network utilities diskettes... PC users: the README file for PostScript utility files is in the UTILS directory; the README file for NWSET is in the NETWARE directory... (Macintosh users: the ReadMe file for PostScript utility files is in the Network Utilities folder)...

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To speed the setup process and avoid conflicts, familiarize yourself with the components of your network... You should know which version(s) of NetWare are installed, which versions of client software are used, and the network topology (frame types, routers, hubs, and cabling)...

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Job accounting... The printer stores a log file containing information about jobs printed... The file is a list of job accounting records... Each record contains fields such as user name, job name, pages printed, job times, and toner used... Job accounting is available through the PhaserShare Administrator and PhaserLink software...

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Readme files... Provided on the printers CD-ROM and diskettes... They contain information about PostScript utility files and DOS applications that can be used for configuring and using your printer in DOS environments... Some utility files for Macintosh are also provided...

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PhaserShare Series B Ethernet interface The PhaserShare Series B Ethernet interface conforms to the IEEE 802... 3 and Ethernet II standards... With the printers built-in Ethernet interface, you can connect the printer directly to an Ethernet network using twisted pair (10BaseT) cables... With the PhaserShare Series B Ethernet card, you can connect the printer directly to an Ethernet network using twisted pair (10BaseT or 100BaseTx) or thin coax (10Base2) cables... Connecting the printer using thick coax (10Base5) requires an adapter; contact your dealer to obtain adapters, cables, and terminators...

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1... LINK indicator (Phaser 360 printer only); on indicates a working connection to a hub; off indicates no connection to a hub...

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4... Twisted pair connection indicator; on indicates a working connection to a hub; off indicates no connection to a hub... If the 10Base2 connector (6) is used, this indicator is off...

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C A U T I O N Do not use silver satin telephone extension cables for 10BaseT networks, either as drop cords or as patch cables in the wiring closet... (Silver satin cables are flat, usually silver or gray, with 28-gauge stranded or tinsel conductors... ) Do not use shielded twisted pair cable intended for IBM Token Ring networks or voice-grade (level 1 or 2) unshielded twisted pair cable for wiring runs... These cables do not meet the requirements for 10BaseT and will lead to unreliable operation...

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PhaserShare Series B Token Ring card The PhaserShare Series B Token Ring port conforms to the IEEE 802... 5 standard... With the PhaserShare Series B Token Ring card, you can connect the printer directly to a Token Ring network using shielded twisted pair (STP; IBM Type 1) or unshielded twisted pair (UTP; IBM Type 3) cables... Contact your dealer to obtain adapters and cables...

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N O T E The STP port on the PhaserShare Token Ring card supports cable lengths up to 150 meters (492 feet) from the interface to the MAU (Medium Access Unit), including lobe and patch cables...

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N O T E If you received your printer with the Token Ring card already installed, you must turn off the printer and remove the card before you change the jumper setting...

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Token Ring configuration You can set the Token Ring Frame Routing from the printers front panel... When you have the Frame Routing set, you may want to set other Token Ring parameters... See Configuring Token Ring parameters on page 16... See the table Token Ring parameters on page 15 for a list of Token Ring parameters...

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Reset, the printer resets... If you press Resume, the front panel displays Network Settings... Press Exit; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Confirm, the printer resets... To return to normal operation without resetting the printer, press ; Printer Menu appears on the top line of the display... Press again; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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Unknown Route Printer is searching for a route to a specific network node... Changes the default frame type for source route broadcasts... Unknown Route is ignored if Frame Routing is set to Transparent... Some protocols (for example, IP and ARP) are not affected by this parameter...

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The UNIX shell script config-TokenRing is provided with the printers network utilities software... The script creates a PostScript file containing the Token Ring parameters... Set the Token Ring parameters by sending the PostScript file to the printer...

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8... Use the host spooling system (for example, lpr or lp) to send to the printer the file you created in Step 3b; this stores the Token Ring information in the printers memory, where it is retained over a reset or power cycle...

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For information on connecting to your printer via PhaserLink, see Accessing printer information from a browser on page 69... For general information on PhaserLink software, see Chapter 9, PhaserLink Software: the Printers Information Link...

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PhaserShare Series B LocalTalk card When a PhaserShare Series B card is purchased initially with the printer, it is installed at the factory... When a PhaserShare Series B card is purchased later as an upgrade kit, follow the installation instructions that are shipped with the card... Both the LocalTalk connection on the card and the Ethernet connector on the printers rear panel are simultaneously active...

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LocalTalk connectors and cables are available through your local reseller... Depending on the type of LocalTalk cables you use and your network configuration, you might need to use terminators at certain points in the installation... Refer to the documentation for your LocalTalk connectors and cables for details...

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1... Print the Configuration Page... It reports the printers default name, which you need for EtherTalk and TokenTalk configurations... For information on printing a Configuration Page, see Printing a Configuration Page on page 2...

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N O T E It is possible for the Printer Name field on the Configuration Page to be blank... When the printer is powered up, it uses a default name and then checks to see that no other printer on the network has the same name... If enough printers with the same default name are present, it can take several minutes for the printer to establish a unique name... If the Printer Name field on the Configuration Page is blank, wait a short time and reprint the Configuration Page...

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The printers CD-ROM and network utilities diskettes also contain a DOS application, NWSET, that can be used for configuration in DOS environments... For information on how to use NWSET, see the README file in the NETWARE directory on the printers CD-ROM and network utilities diskettes...

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3... During the custom installation, a dialog box is displayed enabling you to install the PhaserShare Administrator... Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation...

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N O T E If the printer is not in the list of available printers, there could be a network hardware problem, an incorrect frame type, or incorrect search options settings (see the PhaserShare Networking Manual on the printers CD-ROM)...

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3... Click Next; the dialogs that follow allow you to configure Bindery connections, NDS connections, or both... You need to supply the following information for these connections:

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Verify information and finish the configuration After you have entered the configuration information, the Quick Configuration Wizard displays the Configured Printer Information dialog box, which reports the information you have entered...

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d... Press OK to enter your choice into the printer... The front panel briefly displays Selected, then returns to the display of the frame

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you are prompted to reset the printer... If you press Reset, the printer resets... If you press Resume, the front panel displays Network Settings... Press (Exit); the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made do take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Confirm, the printer resets... To return to normal operation without resetting the printer, press ; Printer Menu appears on the top line of the display... Press again; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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For System V hosts, configure the queue as a remote BSD print queue (support for TCP/IP LPR is required)... Specific instructions for the following System V hosts are provided in the PhaserShare Networking Manual on the printers CD-ROM:

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Using PostScript utility files to control printer features from queues As you set up a spool queue, you can use the PostScript utility files provided with your printers software to control printer features (for example, selecting upper or lower paper trays, or selecting print quality modes)... See your printers user documentation for more information on these utility files...

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3... Edit /etc/hosts and add a line that defines the printer's IP address and its name... The IP address you enter here for the printer must be the same address you specified as the printer's IP address when it was configured... The name is the name by which your workstation identifies the printer (you will enter this same remote name in your /etc/printcap file in the next step)... For example:

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# Printer: Tektronix Phaser740 # Print queue name: colorprinter # Remote machine name: Phaser740 # Remote printer queue name: PS # Spool directory: /usr/spool/lpd/colorprinter colorprinter:\ :lp=:\ :rm=Phaser740:\ :rp=PS:\ :mx#0:\ :lf=/usr/spool/lpd/ERRORLOG:\ :sd=/usr/spool/lpd/colorprinter: #

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1... Set the printers IP address and other addressing information... The Phaser 740 and 780 printers support the use of IP host name as well as an IP address... See Chapter 8, Setting the Printers IP Addressing Parameters for more information...

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Extracting files from unix... tar The file unix... tar contains all shell scripts and other files needed for network configuration in UNIX environments... The file is in UNIX tar format... The file is included on your printers software CD-ROM...

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6 Windows 95 and Windows 98: PhaserPort Software The Tektronix PhaserPort software is a port monitor that allows you to print directly from Windows 95 and Windows 98 to a networked Tektronix printer via TCP/IP... There is no need for third-party software or a third-party interface attached to the parallel port... PhaserPort gives your printer increased throughput without sacrificing connectivity...

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4... During custom installation, a dialog is displayed enabling you to select the options you want to install... Check the box for PhaserPort... To install the drivers and PPD files for your printer, check the box for Drivers/PPDs (this is recommended for first-time installations)... Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation... For details, see Create your first port and install the printer on page 39...

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If you dont know the printers IP address or DNS name, click Browse to display a list of printers on the network... Double-click the printer you want; PhaserPort automatically enters the information into the Add PhaserPort dialog... To search the network again, click Refresh; to narrow down the search by using subnets, click Advanced...

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e... If desired, change the printers name (the name that will show in your Printers window)... You can also choose to make this printer your default Windows printer... Click Finish...

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If you dont know the printers IP address or DNS name, click Browse to display a list of printers on the network... Double-click the printer you want; PhaserPort automatically enters the information into the Add PhaserPort dialog... To search the network again, click Refresh; to narrow down the search by using subnets, click Advanced...

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If you dont know the printers IP address or DNS name, click Browse to display a list of printers on the network... Double-click the printer you want; PhaserPort automatically enters the information into the Add PhaserPort dialog... To search the network again, click Refresh; to narrow down the search by using subnets, click Advanced...

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This update procedure provides printer page-size information for Windows NT applications... These instructions assume a basic familiarity with Windows NT operation and terminology... For additional information about Windows NT, refer to your Microsoft Windows NT documentation...

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c... Select Microsoft TCP/IP Printing, then click OK and install this service... The original Windows NT distribution CD-ROM is needed during installation... If Microsoft TCP/IP Printing Services is not listed in the options box, install the TCP/IP protocol on the server... See your Windows NT documentation for details...

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2... In the Add LPR compatible printer dialog box, enter the printer's IP address in the box labeled Name or address of server providing lpd... In the box marked Name of printer or print queue on that server, enter PS in uppercase... Click OK...

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2... At this point, Windows NT is ready to create the printer... You may need the original Windows NT distribution CD-ROM to complete this step... Once the Windows NT medium is installed, type the path name to the files requested... The files are usually in the I386 directory for Intel-based Windows NT servers... Click OK...

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N O T E You cannot create a port on the Windows 3... 51 server from the Windows 4... 0 client; create the port on the Windows 3... 51 server... After the port is created, you can specify that port from the Windows 4... 0 client...

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Adding a Windows NT 3... x driver This update procedure provides printer page size information for Windows NT applications... However, TekColor color corrections and other PostScript Level 2 features are not supported by the Windows NT driver... Refer to your printers user documentation for instructions on other ways of selecting color corrections... Refer to your Microsoft Windows NT documentation for details on features in the Windows NT driver...

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7... Under Print to, scroll to the end of the list and select Other; the Printer port dialog box appears... Tektronix printers support two types of network ports in Windows NT: LPR and AppleTalk... The next topic covers LPR ports; for information on creating an AppleTalk port, see Creating an AppleTalk port on page 50...

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c... In the Add Network Software dialog box, click the drop down menu for Network Software... In the list, select Services for Macintosh, then click OK to install the service... The original Windows NT distribution diskettes are needed during installation... To apply these changes, restart Windows NT...

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Printer-based printer configuration (using a downloaded configuration file)... Can be used on hosts that do not have RARP, BOOTP, or DHCP... For UNIX, use a Tektronix-provided shell script to prepare a configuration file... When you send the file to the printer, you store the IP addressing information in the printers internal memory, where the printer reads it when reset... See Setting IP parameters: PostScript utility file (UNIX only) on page 64...

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The address the printer uses to send broadcast packets... Regardless of how this parameter is set, the printer accepts broadcast packets from any of the commonly used broadcast address conventions...

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N O T E Setting the IP address to 000... 000... 000... 000 causes the printer to use Dynamic Address Resolution to set its IP address (see Setting IP parameters: RARP or BOOTP on page 61)...

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7... The printer calculates the broadcast address based on the IP address and the network mask... However, the broadcast address can be viewed and set using the following procedure:

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Reset, the printer resets... If you press Resume, the front panel displays Network Settings... Press ; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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N O T E Setting the IP address to 000... 000... 000... 000 causes the printer to use Dynamic Address Resolution to set its IP address (see Setting IP parameters: RARP or BOOTP on page 61)...

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8... The printer calculates the broadcast address based on the IP address and the network mask... However, the broadcast address can be viewed and set using the following procedure:

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Confirm, the printer resets... To return to normal operation without resetting the printer, press ; Printer Menu appears on the top line of the display... Press again; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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h... Press Confirm; the front panel briefly displays Selected, then displays the IP address again... The IP address is now set in the printer...

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If you have changed any parameters that require a printer reset to take effect, you will be prompted to reset the printer... If you press Reset, the printer resets... If you press Resume, the front panel displays Network Settings... Press Exit; the printer returns to normal operation, but the changes you have made will not take effect until the next time the printer is reset...

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Send PostScript files to the printer using your host spooler... UNIX shell scripts for creating the PostScript files are provided with your printers network utilities software... See Setting IP parameters: PostScript utility file (UNIX only) on page 64... For PC environments, the PostScript file IPCONFIG... PS is in the UTILS directory on your printers CD-ROM or network utilities diskettes...

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Setting IP parameters: DHCP DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a system in which Windows NT servers can allocate IP addresses dynamically... Under DHCP, the server gives the printer (called a DHCP client) an IP address when the printer is reset...

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3... Define the lease... A lease is a pre-determined time that the printer holds the IP address... When the lease time expires, the printer queries the DHCP server again for another IP address... It is recommended that you set the lease to Unlimited...

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Setting IP parameters: PostScript utility file (UNIX only) Use the config-IP script to create a PostScript file that sets the printers IP addressing parameters... The config-IP script is provided with your printers network utilities software...

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Use BOOTP/DHCP Yes/no... Specifies whether the printer should get its IP address from a BOOTP or DHCP response at power-up (default is yes)... Answer no for a printer-based configuration; this prevents BOOTP or DHCP packets from appearing on the network when the printer is turned on or reset...

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information in the printers internal memory, where it is retained over a reset or power cycle... (For more information on setting up queues, see Assigning a print queue to the printer on page 31... )

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Setting IP parameters: PhaserLink software After setting the printers IP address by one of the methods described previously in this chapter, you can perform the rest of the TCP/IP configuration using PhaserLink software, if you have a World Wide Web browser... For more information on PhaserLink software, see Chapter 9, PhaserLink Software: the Printers Information Link...

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Setting up the printer for DNS using PhaserLink software After setting the printers IP address by one of the methods described previously in this chapter, you can set up the printer for DNS using PhaserLink software, if you have a World Wide Web browser... For more information on PhaserLink software, see Chapter 9, PhaserLink Software: the Printers Information Link...

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9 PhaserLink Software: the Printers Information Link PhaserLink software is a printer administration and support tool using World Wide Web technology... With PhaserLink software, you can access printer status and manage your printer over a TCP/IP network using a web browser... PhaserLink software gives you the following capabilities:

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PhaserLink software help files Most PhaserLink pages allow you to view and set printer parameters through fields... HTML files containing descriptions of the fields are supplied on the printers CD-ROM in the PHLINK directory, where the file PLHOME... HTM is the home page for the help files... These files can be viewed using any browser that supports HTML 3... 0...

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Setting printer parameters: PhaserLink software pages If there are read-write parameters on the page, there is a field at the bottom of the page for a validation password... By default, the password is a NULL string (no characters)... The password is common across all PhaserLink software pages...

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3... If a validation password has been assigned, enter the password to make the change to take effect...

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IP addressing parameters DHCP 62 general information on setting 52 setting from Phaser 360 front panel 58 setting from Phaser 740 front panel 53 setting from Phaser 780 front panel 55 setting using a PostScript utility file (UNIX) 64 setting using PhaserLink software 67 setting using RARP or BOOTP 61

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PhaserShare Series B Ethernet card 7 PhaserShare Series B LocalTalk card 19 PhaserShare Series B Token Ring card 12 print queue (UNIX) 31 printcap file 34 printer management 3

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