Print Server

David Bannon D.Bannon at
Wed Jul 19 22:55:39 GMT 2000

At 06:53 PM 19/07/2000 +1000, Buchan Milne wrote:
>Since we're talking about printing, what is the best method for doing
>accounting on a samba 2.0.7 printserver which is a member of a domain ?

I fiddled around with printcap filters some time ago and could not achieve
the reliablility I needed. So I built a seperate programe that samba calls
at print time. It does the accounting, either up or down, then sends the
client a confirmation (or otherwise) message, then if all is OK calls lpr
to do the printing. It is aware of all the places the page count appears in
a postscript file (that I have found so far) and will reject requests for
the wrong size paper. 

Works for me but your mileage may vary .....


David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
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