Any clue of what is needed for setting up a print server?

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Wed Oct 3 08:26:21 PDT 2001



> > CUPS is nice and, although I haven't tried it, you can
> > setup SAMBA so
> > that even 'doze machines can use your print server.
>
> I just did this. heres how (for an individual printer)
>
> in your smb.conf (why oh why does this go in $prefix/lib??!) put this:

Good god, one really wonders about the paths that samba uses all over
the place!

> [printer]
>    comment = BJC-210 printer
>    path = /var/spool/samba           (a directory samba can write in)
>    printer = BJC210
>    print command = lpr -oraw %s ; rm %s        (quick and dirty)
>    public = yes
>    writable = no
>    printable = yes
>
> dont include the bracketed text :)
>
> works a charm.

Nifty, does that allow for NT clients to DL a driver on demand do you
know?

> Can windows use IPS ?

Win2k and presumable XP can.  Maybe even WinME.  Possibly NT through a
3rd party driver.

~Jason

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