[Samba] Logging print jobs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed May 12 22:57:34 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-05-12 at 15:46 -0700, Luke Barone via samba wrote:
> Is there a way to log who is printing how many pages to what printer
> on a
> Samba Print Server?

The number of pages bit is hard, because Samba typically uses the
proprietary driver for the printer, not a generic postscript one (some
very early configurations used that, but this was far from the norm),
so counting pages is hard.

CUPS just sees it as a RAW job.

Looking online some have done this by querying the printer for page
stats after each job.

Otherwise, I suggest this ends up in the big 'print release system'
space, as used at universities etc.

Andrew Bartlett
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