[Samba] configure print job priority for individual user

danielkwong at hsbc.com.hk danielkwong at hsbc.com.hk
Tue Sep 30 06:10:06 GMT 2003

We have lately configured a Linux box as a file and print server using 
Samba (RC2)+XFS+Winbind. It is up and running. We are able to publish the 
Samba shares and printers in AD. We, however, got stuck when we tried to 
configure the priority level a user can assign to a job submitted to the 
print service. Wonder if we can do it in Samba, so that a group of AD 
users have higher priority level than other AD users when sending jobs to 
the print service. We are at the moment using LPRng as the print system in 
our Linux box.

I understand that under Unix, e.g., UnixWare 7, one can configure the 
priority limit for users sending jobs to the print service with the 

        /usr/sbin/lpusers -q priority_level -u username 

Wonder if there is such a facility or sth similar in Linux.

We can set the priority of a job in Windows, but I wonder if the priority 
level configured in Windows will be effective when the job is sent to the 
Samba server, which, in turn, hand over the print job to LPRng.

Many thanks

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