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Troubleshooting lpd-port[xxxxx]: [ID xxxxxx lpr.error] reserved_port() Problems (Doc ID 1492997.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 5/08 U5 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If the lpd-protocol is used Solaris printing wants to send out a printjob to printserver on a reserved port below 1024. Only root can open outgoing connections on port with low number.

Troubleshooting Steps

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Troubleshooting Steps
  Problems with remote printing and reserved ports can occur for following reasons:
 local printqueue WITHOUT interfacescript
 other processes have used up the reserved_ports
 mis-configured networked printers
 Printing in non-global zone fails after zoneadm -z attach -u (Solaris 10 9/10 U9 and later)

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