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On CUPS-enabled systems there is a facility to pass raw data directly to the printer without intermediate processing via CUPS print filters. Where use of this mode of operation is desired, it is necessary to configure a raw printing device. It is also necessary to enable the raw mime handler in the /etc/mime.conv and /etc/mime.types files. Refer to CUPS Printing Support, Explicitly Enable raw Printing for application/octet-stream.

The example in the Anonymous Printing example uses CUPS for direct printing via the CUPS libarary API. This means that all printers will be exposed to Windows users without need to configure a printcap file. If there is necessity to expose only a sub-set of printers, or to define a special type of printer (for example, a PDF filter) the printcap name = cups can be replaced with the entry printcap name = /etc/samba/myprintcap . In this case the file specified should contain a list of the printer names that should be exposed to Windows network users.

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