[K12OSN] Print Quota

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Tue May 24 13:25:54 UTC 2005

According to something I read....PyKota also supports using LDAP in leiu
of Postgres....can anyone attest to this?  If I'm running a Samba/LDAP
server with all of my users on it....it makes sense for me to simply use
that for authentication for printing.  Anyone?

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 8:45 AM +0000 wrote:
>I've just setup Pykota using my existing `Sandbox` Samba3 / LDAP server
>built using Fedora Core 3 as 
>the backend and I looks like it should be quite good. We paid the $25 to
>get the latest tar's / rpms 
>but the most important bit of that is the documentation, it's not
>brilliant but I managed to get it 
>working !!!
>We use all HP printers so this might help as they seem to be really well
>supported, we'll the 2100's 
>and 6P's we have are.
>I'm in the process of rebuilding all our Cups servers and I'm intending
>to have pykota install on 
>all of them reporting back to a central Postgre server.
>The nice thing I have found with Pykota is that you can have both an
>unmanaged print queue as well 
>as a pykota manager queue on the same machine to the same printer so I'm
>hoping to roll the servers 
>out with auditing but if it all goes wrong I can switch to the standard
>CUPS install without the end 
>users knowing all you have to alter is the port setup in the CUPS web
>I've got really really rough notes one installing pykota on Fedora Core 3
>if anyone is interested. 
>It's just a list of the packages I had to install and files to fiddle

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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