Bill Campbell bill at
Tue Dec 23 02:26:09 GMT 1997

On Tue, Dec 23, 1997 at 05:31:19AM +1100, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>If all you want is printing, why not use the Windows LPR facility and cut
>out the Samba layer altogether? If you have Win95 machines then there is a
>free/shareware version of the LPR facility, WinNT40ws has this built-in but
>using it is counter-intuitive.

Not at all.  Microsoft systems have a difficult walking and chewing
gum at the same time so anything that minimizes the load on them is
probably a win (have you ever been using a Win95 machine when somebody
runs a large PostScript(tm) file through your printer :-)?

We run all printing through our Unix systems, generally with all
spooling for a particular printer going through one Unix box since I
generally don't trust the printer vendor's network code to handle
input from multiple sources in a clean manner.  Typically we spool
through the Unix box that's physically closest to the printer(s)
although with network printers that's not technically necessary.

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