: The Unknown Utility
utility (shipped with all current CUPS versions) is an alternative
method to transfer printer drivers into the Samba
share. Remember, this
share is where clients expect drivers deposited and set up for download and installation. It makes the sharing
of any (or all) installed CUPS printers quite easy.
can use the Adobe PostScript
driver as well as the newly developed CUPS PostScript driver for Windows NT/200x/XP.
work with arbitrary vendor printer drivers,
but only with the
driver files that are named in its man page.
The CUPS printer driver is available from the CUPS download site. Its package name is
cups-samba-[version].tar.gz. It is preferred over the Adobe drivers because it has a
number of advantages:
It supports a much more accurate page accounting.
It supports banner pages and page labels on all printers.
It supports the setting of a number of job IPP attributes
(such as job priority, page label, and job billing).
However, currently only Windows NT, 2000, and XP are supported by the
CUPS drivers. You will also need to get the respective part of the Adobe driver
if you need to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients.