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Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, The, Second Edition by Jelmer Vernooij, John H. Terpstra

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Chapter 20. Classical Printing Support

Features and Benefits

Printing is often a mission-critical service for the users. Samba can provide this service reliably and seamlessly for a client network consisting of Windows workstations.

A Samba print service may be run on a standalone or domain member server, side by side with file serving functions, or on a dedicated print server. It can be made as tightly or as loosely secured as needs dictate. Configurations may be simple or complex. Available authentication schemes are essentially the same as described for file services in previous chapters. Overall, Samba’s printing support is now able to replace an NT or Windows 2000 print server full-square, with additional benefits in many cases. Clients may ...

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