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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Printing with CUPS

Print servers allow local printing devices to be connected to a network and be shared among several users and departments. There are many advantages using such a system, including the lack of a need to buy dedicated printer hardware for each user, room, or department. The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is the de-facto standard for print servers on Linux, as well as Unix distributions including OS X. It is built with a typical client/server architecture, where clients in the network send print jobs to the centralized print server that schedules these tasks, then delegates and executes the actual printing on a printer that is locally connected to our printer server or sends the print job remotely to the computer that has the ...

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