Shared printer: Who & What Print?
salvatore.baglieri at digital2b.com
Sat May 31 08:50:58 PDT 2008
A customer asked me a way to log what users print.
X desktop users (Windows) -> Print
Y desktop user (Windows) -> Check
X print a document, his PC asks him an username and a passwrd and send the spool to the printer.
Y wants a web interface with a log:
datetime - user - printed_pdf.
Do i need of a server with cups?? Are there printers with all this system embedded?
My idea is a virtual printer (as the PDFs one):
1. ask username
2. query on SQL db
3. send the spool to the cups server
Is there something in java? I did something like this as fax sender.
A friend of mine told me that I can build this using few bash commands. Is it possible?
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