CUPS, lpd or LPRng

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Joan Sanchez, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Joan Sanchez

    Joan Sanchez Guest

    Hello,

    Out of necessity, I need to setup a spooler server in my linux box to share
    printers with my
    windows clients, does anyone know what's the best choice between these spool
    software:
    CUPS, lpd or LPRng?

    Postscript: All printers are connected to the net by a jetdirect.

    Thanks

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    Joan Sanchez, Sep 24, 2003
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  2. Joan Sanchez

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    I'd go with CUPS, as later versions of Windows understand the protocol it
    uses. With the others, you'd have to use Samba, for Windows to use the
    printers.


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  3. Joan Sanchez

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    Do you have any documentation about setup and administration cups to share
    printers
    with windows clients?
     
    Joan Sanchez, Sep 24, 2003
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  4. Cups *uses* samba to talk to windows systems. Cups admin doc is available
    on their site.
     
    joseph philip, Sep 24, 2003
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  5. Joan Sanchez

    James Knott Guest

    Nothing that I didn't find on the CUPS site. However, with later versions
    of Windows, such as XP, you can select a printer using the URL for it.


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    James Knott, Sep 24, 2003
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  6. Joan Sanchez

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    CUPS can use Samba, but it defaults to the Internet Printing Protocol, which
    is accessed as a URL, in the same manner as a web page.

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    James Knott, Sep 24, 2003
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  7. True. There is some thing you have to do before the protocol selection
    allows you to select smb.

    Does this "IPP" have a comparable host on the windows side? What else
    speaks IPP?
     
    joseph philip, Sep 24, 2003
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  8. Joan Sanchez

    James Knott Guest

    As I mentioned, XP does. W98 doesn't appear to. I'm not sure about Me or
    2000. I don't recall the details, but it's much the same as creating a
    regular network printer connection. On one page of the settings, you get
    to choose which method to use for connecting to the server.


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    James Knott, Sep 25, 2003
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  9. I understand the CUPS side of things. What I'd like to know is whether
    there is some magic involved in getting winxp to listen for it? or is it
    fairly normal as going and saying "share printer"? Do you have to hunt for
    and install IPP, and then navigate a torturous series of menus/dialogs to
    go check the "enable IPP" box?
     
    joseph philip, Sep 25, 2003
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  10. Joan Sanchez

    James Knott Guest

    As I said in the previous notes, it's in the settings for the printer, when
    you create it. No additional software required.

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