[Samba] Printer accounting/quota ?

Erik Holst Trans eht at it-trans.dk
Wed Jun 2 00:01:27 GMT 2004

Hi all,

Thanks for the reply's, looks very interresting i will catch up on these 
shortly. I will let you know how i solve the case.

Today i had a look at the IT facilities at the school, and it turned out 
that they have 2 old Netware 4.11 servers running, that i have to 
migrate and replace.
They also run an older version of ZenWorks for application an policy 

So now i am also looking for a replacement for the applicataion 
distribution as well. Thats probably not that easy.

Best regards
Erik Holst Trans

Erik Holst Trans wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am about to install a Samba server at a local school, and i need some 
> advice and/or experience from others who have worked on a installation 
> of that type/size.
> My plan is to roll-out a Samba server (of course), with LDAP back-end, 
> and a number of printer queue's via CUPS.
> There will be aprox. 1000 user accounts, mostly students.
> The school has asked for a solution that would make theme able to 
> control the amount of paper each student is allowed to use eg. hard-quota.
> AFAIK, there is no solution in the Samba or CUPS tool-box itself, so i 
> Googled a little and found the PyKota project:
>   http://www.librelogiciel.com/software/PyKota/action_Presentation
> Unfortunately i do not have any experience with it, but it seems like a 
> good solution because it is able to store the accounting data in LDAP, 
> and monitor the printers life-time page counter.
> Any advice or info about how it is done else where would be deeply 
> apriciated.
> Thanks and best regards,
> Erik Holst Trans

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