Further findings on Print quotas // Re: Pykota
Am Freitag, 1. Juni 2007 schrieb laget sebastiaan:
> I was wondering if anyone on the list has experience with print quota or
> Pykota in a debian edu environment.
Searching the web, brought me to these further projects for print quotas
- JasMine, PaperCut (mentioned before)
- a webmin module for print quotas, named pqadmin:
- Cups itself using PageLimit, KLimit, QuotaPeriod etc. - cf.
- iserv based on Debian lenny offers a commercial print-module:
http://iserv.eu/doc/manual/modules/print/ for German schools
Also, it becomes clear that there are three types of print accounting:
A. Limit of Printings per Time Period (like 10 per day, 100 per year)
B. Prepaid/Bonus: An individual balance. Mostly rechargable.
C. Print now, pay later: Mere logging amounts of pages
A. seems to be feasible with CUPs > 1.2
B. needs somebody how does the charging!
C. is most simple and done by many net printers internally, but
prone to present bad surprieses when billing...