Linux Journal: Centralized Printing Using CUPS
Apr 08, 2004, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin Topliss)
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"Love or hate it, printing is something every user needs to do.
In today's heterogeneous computing environment, providing a
centralized printing solution can prove to be a pain. The days of
having a large, dedicated printer for only UNIX systems are pretty
much gone. I still remember the days of de-batching prints and
sending them to users. Increasingly, system administrators find
themselves having to make their UNIX systems print to printers
sitting next to desks that are scattered throughout the company.
Add to that the need for increased security, and you could find
that firewalls also need to be navigated.
"Such a situation exists where I work. A number of printers are
scattered throughout the company, with UNIX systems sitting on
different LANs and firewalls in between. None of the systems can
talk directly to the LAN to which the printers are