setting up a print server
Robert E A Harvey
me at privacy.com
Wed Jul 21 02:55:02 PDT 2004
rjgoyette at anl.gov wrote:
> OK, I am a bit weary of modifying the printer definitions on fifty systems. Is there a way I can set up a LINUX system to act as a print server using CUPS? I mean, I only have to set up or change print queues on one system, and share those printers so that all other system srunning cups could use them?
Yes, that's what it's for.
Most cups installtions are servers and the client software connects to
localhost. You can make a client connect to some other machine by
adding a file named /etc/cups/client.conf containting:
ServerName <hostname of your server>
are all reasonable places to start.
If you use a modern distro you can probably do it all through the
supplied GUIs - see YAST for instance.
More information about the cups