LPD printer queue management from Windoze clients?

Keith France keith at fcomsrv.co.uk
Wed Jun 9 17:08:05 BST 2004

Thanks for that Martin, I'll trial your suggestion here and see how we go.



At 11:39 09/06/2004 +0100, Martin Hepworth wrote:
>I'd setup the windoze boxes to run lpd rather than 'shared printers'. This 
>is built in XP and there's still a few lpd clients around that are free 
>for win9x.
>Martin Hepworth
>Snr Systems Administrator
>Solid State Logic
>Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
>Keith France wrote:
>>At one of our clients we are running standard BSD lpd printing service on 
>>their FreeBSD server which has Windows 9x and XP workstations attached in 
>>the usual way using samba for file serving, print serving and PDC services.
>>The printers are networked, but jobs are spooled on the server before 
>>being sent to the printers. At times jobs in the print queues can get 
>>"stuck" and require intervention often in the form of being removed. 
>>Currently this requires one of us here to logon to the server to sort out 
>>the queue.
>>Has any one come across a means of managing the printing queue from 
>>Windows workstations in such a way that a none UNIX person would be 
>>comfortable with: i.e. a GUI front end similar to the CUPS one?
>>Or are you all going to tell me to use CUPS instead of  LPD services :-))
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