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slaterson
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: printing from a windows client Reply with quote

i want to setup my printer so i can print from any client on the network. i have windows clients that need to print and i want to see if there are any alternatives to samba.

i have found these two topics so far:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-456501-highlight-samba+cups+windows+howto.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-493017-highlight-print+windows.html

if i can get away without using samba, that would be ideal. are there alternatives?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: printing from a windows client Reply with quote

slaterson wrote:
i want to setup my printer so i can print from any client on the network. i have windows clients that need to print and i want to see if there are any alternatives to samba.

i have found these two topics so far:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-456501-highlight-samba+cups+windows+howto.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-493017-highlight-print+windows.html

if i can get away without using samba, that would be ideal. are there alternatives?

thanks,
slate


i've never tried the first link, but if all i needed to do is print from windows, that is the route i would take. :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got it to work with out samba! after reading the gentoo printing howto, there is a section that talks about ipp printing. i just hooked it up that way. works perfect since i only have a couple machine to connect. way better than installing samba and having all that cruft on my server for nothing more than sharing a printer.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slaterson wrote:
i got it to work with out samba! after reading the gentoo printing howto, there is a section that talks about ipp printing. i just hooked it up that way. works perfect since i only have a couple machine to connect. way better than installing samba and having all that cruft on my server for nothing more than sharing a printer.

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I wish i didn't need to share files. I'd love to get rid of samba. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If all you need to do is share files, why don't you run a FTP server and block the FTP port on your router?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solafidefarms wrote:
If all you need to do is share files, why don't you run a FTP server and block the FTP port on your router?


Actually, i have sftp set up. I can use winscp on my windows client. Doh! thanks for the suggestion. :D
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