Printer sharing and End print job

Mainframe only

Use the Printer sharing option (default) or the End print job option to specify how Rumba recognizes the end of a host print job.

With printer sharing, the current print job is released when Rumba receives the Change Direction Indicator (CDI) that is usually sent with the SNA End Bracket command to indicate the end of a print job.

You can use printer sharing for most host print applications. However, some host applications do not send an Unbind command to signal the end of the print job. If you encounter pagination problems, or if host print jobs terminate before document printing is complete, then use the End print job option.

With End print job, if the host does not send an Unbind command at the end of the print job, Rumba waits for the user-specified timeout period, then releases the print job if data is not received.