[Samba] Samba + CUPS

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Fri May 21 09:09:31 MDT 2010

Nick Couchman wrote:
>>>> On 2010/05/20 at 13:43, Damien J Dye <damien.j.dye at googlemail.com> wrote: 
>> Why are you not using the cups printer drivers in the cups enviroment there 
>> are both x64 and i386 versions and gets round the issues with broken drivers 
>> and allows cups features to be passed to windows.
> There are several "special" function of my printers (networked copiers, actually) that need to be supported, and I don't believe the CUPS driver contains this support.  Things like sending the printout to a storage box on the copier that waits for someone to walk up and print it (Mailbox/Document Server), duplexing, hole punching, stapling, N-up, etc.  I have not tried the CUPS printer drivers, yet, so perhaps these features get passed through, but some of those features aren't even present in the PPD file that I use for CUPS.

+1, generic cups drivers may not support all the features available for 
a given printer.

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