[Samba] Need help getting colour printing features restricted to a specific group

Christ Schlacta lists at aarcane.org
Thu Sep 29 14:44:32 MDT 2011

On 9/29/2011 13:17, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Gary Greene
> <ggreene at minervanetworks.com>  wrote:
>> I¹ve got a Ricoh multi-function printer/copier that I need to restrict the
>> colour printing functions to only members of the @ColorPrinting group. I¹ve
>> two print queues for the Ricoh, one colour, one not. Unfortunately, even
>> users on the B&W queue can change the colour settings on the print dialog in
>> Windows and bypass the restriction and prints in colour.
> Never thought about trying such a thing, but maybe editing the PPD of
> the "B&W" printer so that it mimics a similar non-color capable
> printer and therefore doesn't offer color options.
> Chris
Perhaps the proper approach is "severe administrative penalties" 
accompanied by logging.  IE: "You're not allowed to print in colour, if 
you print in colour anyway, you'll get sanctioned, then fired".    If 
that's not an option, I think ppd hacking might be the best option.

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