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    Printer Server (Cups+Samba) in FC3 for windows clients

    -- This howto will implement a printer server for windows clients. The postscript drivers will be automatically downloaded and installed on the first request. It will not implement security, all users will be able to print. For security privileges, see samba help.

    1 - Install:

    -- Samba
    -- Cups

    2 - Install the printer PPD driver and the generic postscript drivers:
    Go to and download the PPD driver for your printer (ex.: For an HP 4300N download hp4300_7.ppd.gz) then copy it to /usr/share/cups/model/.

    For the generic postscript drivers:
    Download Cups_drivers , unzip and copy them to /usr/share/cups/drivers/

    3 - Install the printer

    #/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p (printername) -E -v (device) -m (PPD_File)

    For a network printer (my example case):

    #/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p HP4300N -E -v socket:// -m hp4300_7.ppd.gz

    restart cups:
    #service cups restart

    4 - Samba

    #mkdir /etc/samba/drivers/

    edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and put that:

    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups
    security = user

    browseable = no
    printable = yes
    path = /var/spool/samba
    comment = All Printers
    public = yes
    printer admin = root
    use client driver = no

    comment = Printer Drivers
    public = yes
    path = /etc/samba/drivers
    write list = root

    resart samba:
    #service smb restart

    5 - cupsaddsmb

    This command will copy the cups and postscripts drivers and the PPD file to /etc/samba/drivers and the clients will

    be able to download them.

    First create a root samba account with password:
    # smbpasswd -a root


    # cupsaddsmb -U root -a -v (it ll be necessary the root password above)

    Now change the security=user to security=share in smb.conf and restart samba. To do a guest access, the security

    must be 'share'. If u need to create more printers shares, change again to security=user to run cupsaddsmb.

    6 - The end

    Go to a windows machine, type in windows explorer : //(linux printer host) and doubleclick the printer share to install it.
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