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From Windows Clients to a CUPS/Samba Print Server

Here is a simple recipe showing how you can take advantage of CUPS's powerful features for the benefit of your Windows network printing clients:

  • Let the Windows clients send PostScript to the CUPS server.

  • Let the CUPS server render the PostScript into device-specific raster format.

This requires the clients to use a PostScript driver (even if the printer is a non-PostScript model. It also requires that you have a driver on the CUPS server.

First, to enable CUPS-based printing through Samba, the following options should be set in your smb.conf file [global] section:

printing = cups
printcap = cups

When these parameters are specified, all manually set print directives (like print command or lppause command) in smb.conf (as well as in Samba itself) will be ignored. Instead, Samba will directly interface with CUPS through its application program interface (API), as long as Samba has been compiled with CUPS library (libcups) support. If Samba has not been compiled with CUPS support, and if no other print commands are set up, then printing will use the System V AT&T command set, with the -oraw option automatically passing through (if you want your own defined print commands to work with a Samba server that has CUPS support compiled in, simply use classicalprinting = sysv). This is illustrated in the Printing via CUPS/Samba Server diagram.

Figure21.15.Printing via CUPS/Samba Server.

Printing via CUPS/Samba Server.
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