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Re: Samba print setup novice question

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Paul E Condon
<pecondon@mesanetworks.net> wrote:
> I am seting up samba on a home LAN on which there are no Windows
> PCs. Why?  I have several Debian Etch boxes and several Mac OS X
> boxes, For many years I have used netatalk to share files and
> printing, but my daughter has a new Mac laptop that came loaded with
> Leopard. Leopard won't talk nicely to netatalk. At least I can't make
> it work. Reports on the internet claim that Macs will connect to a
> Windows networks via NetBIOS. So, I want to use Samba, and fake out a
> recalcitrant Leopard. But for printer sharing, samba seems to need a
> print driver that is copied from one of the client Windows PCs. But as
> I said, above, I don't have any Windows PCs. It there a legal
> work-around for this situation?

There's no need to use Samba printing at all - since Mac OSX uses CUPS
as the default printing solution, then run CUPS in the Debian boxes
wherein the printer would be attached.

Paolo Alexis Falcone

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