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Re: printing

On Saturday 28 February 2004 02:22, James Marcinek wrote:
> CUPS(Common Unix Printing Service) is another print service. Your SAMBA
> print shares would use cupsd instead of lpd (lpr). You can access cups via
> a web browser on port 901:
just for clarity: port 901 is SWAT (which IMHO is only really best used for 
reading documentation and checking settings,a s it wipes all comment lines 
from your smb.conf if you use it to set up shares)
> http://localhost:631
this is indeed CUPS, also manageable, and probably more easily so (although 
this is very subjective) by redhat-config-printer
to use the CUPS web interface to do 'Administration Tasks' you need to log in  
as a member of the 'sys' group on your machine. Root is usually OK - use your 
normal login password. Be aware that this is unencrypted transmission, so 
only ever do this locally unless you don't mind everyone being able to read 
your password!

> However you can use SWAT(samba-swat) to manage your SAMBA . You can also
> use redhat-config-samba, which is another gui tool.
redhat-config-samba is not as powerful as SWAT but doesn't strip anything out 
of your smb.conf
personally I would read your /etc/samba/smb.conf file as it is full of useful 
example (which are commented out) and edit it by hand if your feel brave 
enough, although samba will share all of your system print queues by default 
in any case, so you may not want to do much to the file anyway...

if your printer is set up and samba is running, try this:

smbclient -L localhost -N

and let me know what it shows...


Someday your prints will come.
		-- Kodak

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