MVS-to-LAN Printing over

Novell NetWare LANs

By Stephen Force

MVS-generated output printing has changed over the years, from computer center-based printers to remote printing (JES2 RJE or JES3 RJP) and now to desktop printers.

Until recently, it seemed enough to rely solely on VTAM-connected printers since VTAM handled the routing, ensured proper delivery, and for printers which support sharing, the locking mechanism to accomplish printer sharing. And since most personal computer users were connected in some fashion to MVS, it was sufficient for these users to print desired output via MVS-based products.

This is no longer the case..

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