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Linux Printing HOWTO
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6.3. LPRng

6.3. LPRng

Some GNU/Linux vendors provide LPRng, a far less ancient LPD print spooling implementation. LPRng is far easier to administer for large installations (read: more than one printer, any serial printers, or any peculiar non-lpd network printers) and has a less frightfully haphazard codebase than does stock lpd. It can even honestly claim to be secure - there are no SUID binaries, and it supports authentication via PGP or Kerberos.

LPRng also includes some example setups for common network printers - HP LaserJets, mainly - that include some accounting abilities. LPRng uses more or less the same basic filter model as does BSD lpd, so the LPD support offered by the linuxprinting.org website applies to LPRng as well. This can help you effectively use free software drivers for many printers.

LPRng is distributed under either the GPL or an Artistic license.

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