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NetworkWorld: Open-source printing, via CUPS

Jan 27, 2001, 13:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"Network administrators looking to simplify printing on their Linux networks, or in a mixed Unix/Linux environment, should look into the Common Unix Printing System."

"CUPS is open source software based on the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) version 1.1. IPP adds printing extensions to HTTP, allowing Web documents to be printed to remote printers via IP. This protocol is in the process of approval by the Internet Engineering Task Force, and has support from industry vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark and Canon."

"The system runs on a single server and is based on its Scheduler application. The Scheduler is a Web server that runs on a LAN. ... While CUPS was originally designed for Unix, it is completely Linux compatible, and might be useful in administering large networks where Unix and Linux both live."

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