[Samba] Print Cost Capture

David Sonenberg dsonenberg at strozllc.com
Wed Jul 5 15:10:00 GMT 2006

Thanks, but that really won't help.  We need to be able to link each
printing job to a specific billing code, and user.  Each user needs to
be able to work on multiple billing codes.

simo wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 10:42 -0400, David Sonenberg wrote:
>> My company would like to start capturing printing costs.  Is there a way
>> to configure the printing interface to prompt users for a billing code?
> The best thing is to assign a username/password that identify a user and
> then use a system like pykota[1]+cups to bill per user.
> Prompting a user requires some binary running on the client plus some
> way to communicate to this binary from the server when it receives a
> print request (another method is an authorization system through a web
> interface that you must go through before any print). This makes up a
> complex system to maintain and cumbersome to use.
> Simo.
> [1]: http://www.pykota.com/

David Sonenberg, CCNA, GCIH
Manager, Information Technology
Stroz Friedberg, LLC
15 Maiden Lane
15th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Tel 212.981.6527
Fax 212.981.6545

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