Printer account help
F. G. P.
fgp at fgp.atnet.at
Fri Dec 12 23:22:29 GMT 1997
> We have tried to use SMB to handle printer jobs in our network.
> We hope that each user has a printer account which could be set certain
> amount of pages. And each account need to be ckecked if it has
> enough pages printing permission before printing. If the answer is
> no, then the user would be warn and unable to print.
> Do you know any free software is available to deal with this
> problem? Or any suggestion, we can work on modfication of SMB
> source code.
You can configure Samba to run any script or program by specifying an
print command = ....
in you smb.conf.
You can configure the pc's to print via a postscript-driver to you
samba-server. Then you have to write a script, which converts the pages
with ghostscript, and checks (by examining the standard-output?) the
number of pages. If the user sent too many pages, the script can warn him
via a winpopup message
(can be send mith smbclient -M computername << message.file). Under win95,
these messages will appear only if winpopup
ist startet, under NT a messages box will appear.
Just mail me if you need mor help
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