Print Server- Windows and Linux

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Follow the steps mentioned to add a networked IPP printer.
In the window shown in the image below, enter the hostname of the IPP printer in the Hostname field as well as a unique name for the printer in the Printername field.

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Adding a Samba (SMB) Printer
You can add a Samba (SMB) based printer share by clicking the New Printer button in the main Printer Configuration Tool window to display the window in . Enter a unique name for the printer in the Printer Name field. The printer name can contain letters, numbers, dashes (-), and underscores (_); it must not contain any spaces. You can also use the Description and Location fields to further distinguish this printer from others that may be configured on your system. Both of these fields are optional, and may contain spaces.

As shown, available SMB shares are automatically detected and listed in the Share column. Click the arrow (  ) beside a Workgroup to expand it. From the expanded list, select a printer. If the printer you are looking for does not appear in the list, enter the SMB address in the smb:// field. Use the format computer name/printer share. In the computer name is dellbox, while the printer share is r2. In the Username field, enter the username to access the printer. This user must exist on the SMB system, and the user must have permission to access the printer. The default user name is typicallyguest for Windows servers, or nobody for Samba servers. Enter the Password (if required) for the user specified in the Username field. You can then test the connection by clicking Verify. Upon successful verification, a dialog box appears confirming printer share accessibility. Next, select the printer type. Refer to Section 33.5, “Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing” for details. Warning

Samba printer usernames and passwords are stored in the printer server as unencrypted files readable by root and lpd. Thus, other users that have root access to the printer server can view the username and password you use to access the Samba printer. As such, when you choose a username and password to access a Samba printer, it is advisable that you choose a password that is different from what you use to access your local Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. If there are files shared on the Samba print server, it is recommended that they also use a password different from what is used by the print queue.

33.4. Adding a JetDirect Printer
To add a JetDirect or AppSocket connected printer share, click the New Printer button in the main Printer Configuration Tool window to display the window in  Enter a unique name for the printer in the Printer Name field. The printer name can contain letters, numbers, dashes (-), and underscores (_); it must not contain any spaces. You can also use the Description and Location fields to further distinguish this printer from others that may be configured on your system. Both of these fields are optional, and may contain spaces.

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Text fields for the following options appear:
* Hostname — The hostname or IP address of the JetDirect printer. * Port Number — The port on the JetDirect printer that is listening for print jobs. The default port is 9100. 33.5. Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing

Once you have properly selected a printer queue type, you can choose either option: * Select a Printer from database - If you select this option, choose the make of your printer from the list of Makes. If your printer make is not listed, choose Generic. * Provide PPD file - A PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file may also be provided with your printer. this file is normally provided by the manufacturer. If you are provided with a PPD file, you can choose this option and use the browser bar below the option description to select the PPD file.

Figure 33.7. Selecting a Printer Model
After choosing an option, click Forward to continue.  “Selecting a Printer Model” appears....
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