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So here's what I'm looking for...Figured you guys might have some feedback:

I need some print server software that will keep copies of the documents sent to the hosted printers. My preference is Free/Open source software, but I can live with commercial software as long as it's cheap. Is anyone familiar anything out there that can accomplish this?

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I would us the Debian Business card edition w/ out a gui and install NFS and Samba

sudo apt-get nfs-common
sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

You can also enable SWAT, Samba Web Admin Tool so that you can control it.

You can also use magic scripts, i am pretty sure that this will do the trick.

Because a new copy of the smbd daemon is created for each connecting client, it is possible for each client to have its own customized configuration file.

a2ps - will print the specified file to the printer as Postscript
Maybe use this command to save them to a directory that relates to the clients i.p. address, so you can find out who printed what.

I have never set up a networked printer, but now am pretty interested, your idea is great. If i get time i will try this and post my steps.


1. http://www.aboutdebian.com/lan.htm

2. Using Samba By Jay Ts, Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown (FULL TEXT, almost)

3. smbd daemon

4. http://mds.mandriva.org/

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