[K12OSN] Re: Blocking users from printing to network printer

Timothy Legge tlegge at rogers.com
Wed Feb 15 02:20:06 UTC 2006

Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> On 2/14/06, Trond Mæhlum <trond at maehlum.net> wrote:
>>Robert Arkiletian skrev:
>>>On 2/14/06, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>Is there a way to block students from printing to a network printer?
> ...
>>If I understand you correctly, you want to be able to print, but block
>>some users? You're using cups right? I know that Fedora/Redhat likes to
>>write its own printers.conf file, but on my Debian main server I use
>>groups to do this.
> I am not running cups. The printer is an HP network printer with it's
> own ip using jetdirect. I just setup the printer using
> system-config-printer. It works great but I don't want everyone on the
> LTSP server to be able to print. The only other thing I can think of
> is to chgrp and chmod lpr to allow only the group I want print. Is
> there a more elegant way of doing this?


The simple method I have used to stop accidental printing by daycare age 
kids is to create a printer that prints to /dev/null and make it their 

If you want to prevent abuse it does not work but for accidental 
printing it works well...


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