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Printing on Redhat question

Jimmy Tom_2
Frequent Advisor

Printing on Redhat question

What printing system is used the most?
CUPS or LPR? Is there anything from HP--like hppi that works on RedHat?

Thanks in advance
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Paul Cross_1
Respected Contributor

Re: Printing on Redhat question

Cups is definitely used the most, highly configurable and almost stable as long as long as you use exclusively linux on your network. I have implemented it in a mixed solaris/linux/hp-ux environment and was not straight forward. Don't consider running CUPS as your print spooler under anything other than Linux.
dan dobbs
Frequent Advisor

Re: Printing on Redhat question

I have a box in test that runs CUPS and I've enabled LPR (you have to edit the /etc/xinetd.d/cups-lpd file to enable it), and I've been able to print via Samba from my Windows boxes, LPR from my Unix guys, and even with my HP/3000 using ESPUL.

It would depend on your environment, of course, but personally I have had success with it so far.

Cheers!

-dd
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