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Old 06-15-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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Share Printer With Samba... Help


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I'm trying to setup a print server using Fedora Core 2. The printer is HP LaserJet 1010..... and I would like to have short and easy howto to make it able to share across the network. Samba has already running and it's running fine, just that I need to add in printing sharing, but I don't know where to start, and how to start it....

Please advice.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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I know it is a Gentoo howto, and not a fedora howto, but the Samba3/CUPS/ClamAV howto on Gentoo's site is a pretty good guide to doing this.

What your going to want to do is skip to step 4, server configuration and then check out step 5 on the client configuration. If you don't have ClamAV, or don't care to implement auto-virus scanning, then just pay attention to the cups and samba config (and leave out the stuff in samba refering to virus scanning).

If you have any questions or are totally confused by these docs let us know and I'll try and answer any questions you might have.

All give you a fair warning, once the printer is setup in cups it is very easy to get samba to see it and broadcast the share... the tricky part is having samba automagically pass the driver to your windows clients so they can use it.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:35 AM   #3
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All give you a fair warning, once the printer is setup in cups it is very easy to get samba to see it and broadcast the share... the tricky part is having samba automagically pass the driver to your windows clients so they can use it.
Agreed. I'd even suggest skipping that part of the tutorial until you get the printer shared and can actually print to it.

Just a forewarning; if you can't get Windows clients to use the PS driver for CUPS, you can always make a share just for the Windows machines to print directly to, and have a share for the Linux computers to print to. That's what I do.

By the by, don't use ClamAV to do on-access scanning. It'll slow stuff down like hell. If you're worried about it, just get ClamAV and schedule it to do a scan one a day or twice a day.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:41 AM   #4
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you can always make a share just for the Windows machines to print directly to, and have a share for the Linux computers to print to.
You don't just use ipp for linux clients?
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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Because when you set up with Samba, you automagically set up CUPS, too.

You can set CUPS to broadcast out the printers, and as long as the clients have CUPS installed, they see the printer and will communicate with it. Basically, with CUPS, the only "real" setup, if you will, is done on the server. And, you can use CUPS on the client Linux machines to admin the printer on the server. If I remember right.

That, and I've never dealt with IPP that I know of.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:50 AM   #6
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Ya.. that is what I ment. IPP is the protocol cups "clients" use to talk to cups "servers". They don't use samba at all to talk to each other. If you have cups set to broadcast it's printers then the cups clients on the network automatically see them and configure themselves to use it.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 10:47 AM   #7
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thanks everyone on this discussion... I'l try it out....

Thanks
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #8
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http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...UI_filesharing

it is for mandrake.... in my experience redhat (ok, it's now fedora) wasn't too much different

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