jetWeasel is a quick hack to solve a specific problem I had. I have a printer attached to an older Windows 98 machine that I want to access via the network from a Windows XP machine.

jetWeasel enables this by allowing the Windows 98 machine to act as a raw network printer, which is close enough to the JetDirect protocol to keep the Windows XP client happy. I found several fullblown LPD servers for Windows 9x on the web, but they all wanted money or sucked in some way. Since jetWeasel weighs in at roughly 300 lines of code, a big chunk of which is straight from MSDN, and works, I thought it a better solution. Perhaps you will too.

I suspect various other combinations of Windows versions will work, but haven't had occasion to try.

If you want details of usage you may look at the README file

You may download jetweasel with source below:

jetweasel-1.0.zip

Do enjoy.


Kevin Vigor / kevin@vigor.nu