[Samba] Samba Printer Accounting

Ryan Verner xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au
Thu Sep 16 03:20:45 GMT 2004


I'm looking for a piece of software I can use for accounting printers shared 
on a Linux box via Samba, to Win98/2K/XP machines on a domain.  In other 
words, I want to be able to give user a print quota (say, $3.00), then charge 
them 10c per page they print from a Windows client to a printer shared from a 
Linux box running Samba.  If they're out of quota, it doesn't print (and 
doesn't tie up the print queue for everybody else).

I can't find any workable solutions.  I tried PrintBill, but it's rather 
buggy, it tends to jam up queues randomly,  and requires a Postscript driver 
and as a result there's all sorts of ways to bypass it.

I'm more than happy with a commercial solution.  I just want something that 
works :-)



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