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Linux.com: Tracking and Charging for Printing with PyKota

Sep 08, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Tuzi)

"PyKota is a robust Linux-based open source print quota and print accounting system that runs via LDAP, MySQL, or PostgreSQL on the back end and CUPS and Samba on the front end. At our school, we have found it to be a powerful application capable of managing printers, users, groups, and accounting information using any currency.

"In the spring of last year, the technology committee at Tokyo Christian University, where I work, investigated the possibility of managing the printing system of the college's computer labs. The committee hoped to capture usage data and also begin charging students for the printing services. After investigating the possible options, we decided upon the GPL-licensed PyKota..."

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