[Samba] Samba + CUPS

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Fri May 21 12:25:21 MDT 2010

> Ricoh-Aficio_MP_C4500 supports postscript and has a manufacture ppd so there
> are no issues like that here
> http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Ricoh/Ricoh-Aficio_MP_C4500

Yes, and I actually have the PPD installed for the MP C6501SP that I'm using.  However, the PPD doesn't seem to include all of the options - like the Document Server/Mailbox printer - that I need.  I don't really need these functions on non-Windows platforms, but I definitely need them for some of my Windows-based users.  If the PPD doesn't contain the options, then the functionality obviously won't be passed through.

> the Canon imageRunner also has supported drivers.

Yes, Canon stuff works fine for me - no issues there.

> the whole point of using CUPS is to get rid of the broken drivers in the
> first place 
> all PPD options are passed though to the windows client 
> http://svn.easysw.com/public/windows/trunk/x64/
> http://svn.easysw.com/public/windows/trunk/i386/

Okay - I'll definitely try it out.

> Scanning to email ( configure the printer to read from LDAP) and network
> scanning use SANE
> windows print drivers can do either because there not related to printing.


> try it and see how you go it can't do any harm.

Will do.


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