Enforcing banner page printing

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Mon Sep 26 07:58:53 PDT 2005

Sven Specker wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a little problem here.
> I need to use CUPS in an environment where it is undesirable to have users suppress banner pages. That is why I set up the System to have a central print server and all appr. 60 clients to print over this server.
> I did activate the banner-pages in the printers.conf for each queue and it of course does the default-printing with banners.
> Now, I can use linux-application which allow direct manipulation of banner-pages. I was under the impression that this "change" would be ignored by the central server if it's printer-config says that the JobSheet should be "standard none".
> I was rather surprised that I could print without banner-pages anyway and the only way to suppress that was by activating
> ClassifyOverride on
> and setting a non-empty Classification directive. This in turn prints the classification on top of every page (as intended by the programmer), which will not be accepted by the customers.
> Is there any way of forcing banner pages on the server and NOT have a classification printed on top of every page?
> Regards.

You may hack a workaround by wrapping the backend(s) of your printers by a script that
checks for the banner page options, and if banners are suppressed, either abort the job
or re-schedule the job with the correct banner options.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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