Use PC printers from IRIX?

Meinrado Samala samala at
Tue Sep 26 00:03:53 GMT 2000


       I understand that Samba allows PC's running Windows OS to see
Unix computers (files and printers) as part of its network
neighborhood.   My question is whether Samba will also allow UNIX
systems to see and use Windows files and printers as well.
      We mostly have WindowsNT computers in our lab and we have one SGI
Octane. Since we already have set up and mainly use our PC resources (HP
deskjets and laserjet) we'd rather not buy another printer (and a more
expensive postscript printer at that) for local connection to the SGI
computer if we can print over the local network.  We have so far been
forced to FTP image files from SGI to PC.
      Thanks very much.

Meinrado Samala
Faculty research assistant
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
FAX 1-301-405-9376

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