a *fast* check for whether another machine is on the local network?

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 16:54:40 CEST 2013


On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Peter M. Brigham <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
> Somewhat off-topic, but…. Given your target population of laptops
>that move around among various wireless networks you might be
>interested in these printing routines as well.

You mean, like, on paper?

:)

>I have a set of handlers that will automatically set the default printer
>to whatever printer is available, either by USB or wireless. This
>allows one-click printing without any printer dialog. It uses shell
>calls and I have only used it on the Mac, as I don't have a Windows
>machine. Don't know if you could adapt it somehow for Windows.
>Email me off list if you want the scripts.

Thanks--but I haven't really given much thought to paper printing.

For my product, there will be a printing for signing, presumably at
the office, and then the original pdf, not a scan of it, will get
filed (some courts, in fact, prohibit the use of the scanned copy,
requiring the searchable computer output.)

For a while, at least one of my traveling computers (a retina and a
big iMac was defaulting to the printers on the network).

Hmm, just checked; it appears to be this retina--it just offered me
the printer in the next room, instead of the office printers.

I'll share my settings if anyone knows what I need to look for :)
-- 
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
(702) 508-8462



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