[Samba] Samba Printer Accounting
filipi at em.pucrs.br
Thu Sep 16 14:07:55 GMT 2004
Ryan Verner wrote:
> 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 :-)
> Qbalt Project (http://www.qbalt.com/)
This software does just what you want.
Unfortunately all the docs are in portuguese (the fish can help
to handle this - http://babelfish.altavista.com)
But the software is realy god. You can manage quotas from an
web frontend. It requires apache, php, mysql and of course
samba and cups.
I hope it helps.
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