printserver

Pete French pete at twisted.org.uk
Thu Feb 13 14:52:49 GMT 2003


> how would you set up a freebsd unit as a print server so that print jobs are
> passed to it by TCP/IP, spooled and then passed onto the printer?

Thats pretty much the default for Unix printing anyway, which is nice :-)

Set the BSD box up to print to all the printers  as PostScript. You might
find CUPS helps to do this. Make sure your print spooler is enabled to take
incomming calls and the Mac's should be able to print directly to it as they
are just running Unix too. For the PC's run Samba and share them out that way.
Using PostScript as a universal way to drive all the printers doesnt half help
get rid of some of the headaches. 

-bat.




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