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Old 08-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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Website Print Network


Running a coffee shop wi-fi operation and built a website that allows customers to have additional services. Subscribers get discounts etc. and I wanted to offer free printing to subscribers. I really have no idea how I can handle this from a webiste site though. Using apache / php / Mysql / Slackware for the site / authentication etc.

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Old 08-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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Well.... you could use samba to provide print services, and use the website to manage samba accounts through some creative PHP work.
Old 08-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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The Internet Print Protocol IPP is handled well by 'cups'..

Clients can then browse for the printer using the native OS client by supplying the ip address when a url is aked for. Linux clients may have to complete the printer name as well..
Cups can restrict who may connect in it's config file..


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