[Novalug] Network printing question??
jbholland at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 15:00:55 EDT 2012
Those dedicated print servers can work out pretty well actually,
although it's been a long time since I messed with any. Only thing I
would be concerned about with regard to sharing the printers off the
Linux server is that all your printing is dependent on the one box,
which if it fails they will curse. Not to mention Windows on a Linux
list, but you might actually be able to share them on the XP box they're
on now without a lot of trouble.
In principle you should be able to share them via SAMBA but there may be
headaches with drivers etc. If you can get Linux to print to it it
should be available to Windows machines as a Postscript printer, so you
could use the Windows Apple Laserwriter drivers.
4/18/12 2:32 PM, G. Mickle wrote:
> I'm doing work for a client. They are a Windows XP shop. I have setup
> a Samba server for them on a Linux box.
> Their is a large network printer, which works great and Linux connects
> to it without any trouble. They also have an HP laser and a Dell laser
> printers that are attached to a Windows XP computer.
> We were going to buy a usb/network printer server for each printer.
> My question. Instead of that, can't I just attach the two printers
> onto the Linux server and elimnate the need for the network printer
> servers?? I think this would work. Will it work?
> Thanks in advance!
> Greg Mickle
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> Novalug at calypso.tux.org
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