npadmin 0.8.4

npadmin is a command line tool to administer network printers.

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Ben Woodard
ROOT \ Printing
npadmin is a command line tool to administer network printers. It is based on the concepts of JetAdmin and other vendor's tools but is designed to be scriptable.

It uses SNMP to query the common printer MIB (RFC 1759) and return information about the printer. There is a surprising amount of information available in the common printer MIB and since the vendors all use their private MIBs, this appears to be the only tool that makes it available.

Information you can gather about printers with npadmin:

· Model and vendor
· Location and contact information
· Network configuration
· Memory and disk usage
· Max and min papersize
· Engine speed
· Duplexer installed
· Printer status
· Printer languages
· Marker technology
· Page count
· Minimum margins
· Size, capacity and level of paper trays
· Toner levels
· Alert conditions
· Resolution
· Display information
· Cover pages on/off

Supported printers

This program was makes heavy use of RFC 1759, the common printer MIB. It should work on almost any printer that supports the common printer MIB. Some special hooks have been implemented to give make some features available on the HP printers that don't support the common printer MIB, but functionality is severely curtailed. Here are the printers that I have tested it with. If you try it on a printer not listed here please let me know the results. I will either add it to the supported printer list or the non-supported printer list.

More or less full support
· HP LaserJet 5 series
· HP LaserJet 4000 series
· HP LaserJet 5000 series
· HP LaserJet 8000 series
· HP Color LaserJet 4500
· Lexmark Optra N
· Lexmark Optra R+
· Lexmark Optra RN
· Lexmark Optra SC 1275
· Lexmark Optra S series
· Tektronix Phaser 340
· Tektronix Phaser 350
· Tektronix Phaser 360
· Tektronix Phaser 380
· Tektronix Phaser 550
· Tektronix Phaser 560
· Tektronix Phaser 740
· Tektronix Phaser 840
· Xerox Docucenter 230

Limited support
· HP LaserJet 4 series
· HP Color LaserJet 5
· HP Color LaserJet
· HP JetDirect External
· HP LaserJet 3 series
· HP DeskJet 1200C
· HP DeskJet 1600C(M)
· HP DeskJet 2000C
· HP DesignJet 755CM

Last updated on December 17th, 2007

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