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Re: Samba vs. LPR for Win2K/WinXP printing?



>Hello.
>
>I'm looking at the different ways to make printers hosted on a Linux 
>server available to Win 2K/XP clients.  I already have Samba (v2.2.5) 
>providing network drives to Windows clients from this server.
>
>What are the relative merits of Samba vs. LPR printing?  It seems to me 
>that LPR is the way to go, since Samba just provides a front-end to the 
>LPR service anyway.  It could be, though, that there are issues I am not 
>aware of, since I have zero experience with LPR usage on a Windows box.
>
>I guess I am asking for education.  Why should I prefer one method of 
>providing printer access over the other method?

Samba shares the LPR protocol with windoh$. You need to use both. Also, 
take a peek at CUPS.

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