[Samba] Samba Printer Accounting

Bruno Gimenes Pereti pereti at ump.edu.br
Thu Sep 16 11:45:13 GMT 2004

Hi Ryan,

You can try PyKota.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Verner" <xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 12:20 AM
Subject: [Samba] Samba Printer Accounting

> Howdy,
> 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 :-)
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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