Client for file transfer between Windows and Linux.

virtual printers

a defined incoming connection with associated workflow / plugin on the BENS Printserver. Virtual printers that have been created on the BENS Server can receive print data via the following protocols: SMB, Socket, LPR, IPP, IPDS, AFPDS and Netdisk (=Hotfolder).


UTF-8 is a standard for encoding characters with variable length data. If one would like to encode all characters uniformly, then at least 4 bytes would have to be used for each character. To save on data volume, this standard uses 1, 2, 3 or 4 bytes depending on the character. Special bit indicators tell the interpreting system with how many bytes the character was encoded.


A new version of software or hardware, usually associated with new features.


Unicode is a standard for the uniform and continuous encoding of characters from almost all writing systems in the world. It is administered by the Unicode Consortium and contains meanwhile about 150,000 different characters. For printers that do not support the Unicode encoding of characters, the BENS Server offers the Unicode Filter. With this filter, Unicode encoded characters are recoded on-the-fly and conventional character sets. This solution enjoys special popularity in Asian countries like China and Hong Kong.


A system in which print data is received and stored until it is sent. Sending is usually done manually by a person (operator), but can also be done automatically. Spool systems offer extensive functions for managing print data, e.g. an archive and the possibility of reprinting.


Network socket is a software structure within a network node of a computer network that serves as an endpoint for sending and receiving data over the network. A socket is composed of the IP address and the port number. For sending print data, the port number 9100 is used by default. However, other port numbers, such as 9101, 9102 etc. can also be used. The BENS server can receive as well as send print data via a socket connection. The socket connection is established in Windows systems via the definition of a so-called Row protocol, where the value specified for the Row protocol corresponds to the port for the socket connection. The socket connection with at least one port (9100) is currently supported by all known network printers.


SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is an Internet protocol that is mainly used for sending messages.


See „Samba“


The slave server coupled with the main server (master) on which the data of the master are permanently mirrored. If the master fails, the slave automatically takes over the IP address of the master and productive operation. In addition, it sends a notification by e-mail to the administrator.