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FedoraNews: How to Share a Local Printer on Linux with Windows using Samba

Jan 04, 2005, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Chung)


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"Recently, I've purchased a new Ethernet Broadband Router with a built-in four-port switch plus a print server from D-Link. According to its manual, it says I could share my local printer by installing a print server software but it says it 'works with Windows Operating System Only.' So I wonder, is there any way I could share my local printer (Epson Stylus Photo 820) attached to my Linux Box with Windows using Samba instead? The answer is Yes!

"Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License. Here is how you can install and configure samba so you can share a local printer on Linux with Windows..."

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