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How To Set Up A Webgui Based Print Server On Ubuntu Server Using SWAT, CUPS, And Samba

Aug 20, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by mrpurple)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This how-to describes the process of setting up an intranet based print server using Ubuntu server. By using CUPS SAMBA and SWAT the final product is a webgui based solution to a headless print server.

"This How-to has been cobbled together from assorted other how-tos and forums by me after recording as best I could the method I used after googling the various problems I had along the way. It is primarily based on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=310450

"which is excellent but a little dated.

"We will use PRINTSERVER for the name of the computer and USERNAME and PASSWORD where appropriate. Please use your own ones as necessary. While installing Ubuntu server select openssh and LAMP server using the space bar when requested (these parts can also be installed into an existing Ubuntu installation but that is outside the scope of this how-to). Ensure that the PRINTSERVER has access to the internet and is not locked out by your firewall or something silly (is it plugged into to your network?)."

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