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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 2, 2020

IP based Printers

An API that can show IP addresses for remote output queue or printers using IP addresses.

We have several client systems that we support. Having a simple way to list those IP addresses would make supporting their systems easier for us.

Use Case:

We have a client in Pittsburgh that has an outside IT company maintaining their local network. We are frequently called with mysterious printer issues. Most of the time, it comes down to their support company adding printers to the network with IP addresses already assigned to printer queues that are not live/active prior to the new installation..

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 4, 2020

    We do not intent to create a new API for this information because it can be found through other interfaces.
    Please see the previous comments for APIs and other alternative interfaces to retrieve the the IP addresses.

  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. Acceptable work-arounds exist, as described in previous comments.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Oct 6, 2020

    For remote outques, the easist way is most likely to use the SQL sevice OUTPUT_QUEUE_INFO:

    For example:

  • Guest
    Oct 5, 2020

    You could also create a query on QUSRSYS/QATOCHOST -- System Supplied Host Table Physical File.

    It contains the list from CFGTCP option 10 - TCP/IP host table entries

  • Guest
    Oct 3, 2020

    These already exist... QDCRDEVD (for devices) and QSPROUTQ (for outqueues).