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Re: [vox-tech] Using Linux to print to a WinNT printer from Mac?
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Re: [vox-tech] Using Linux to print to a WinNT printer from Mac?



Several. If you can get drivers for the mac to print to it, then a
breeze. If not some work would be needed.

1: ASUN Netatalk distro (moved to sourceforge a while back I think) it is
getting much nicer than it was a few years ago. PAP is available within it
for appltalk based printer advertising etc. You can then find the linux
shared "printer" from the choose and a zone (now does zone propagation of
you dont have one too :-)

2: Within MacOS (Since 8 I think) the OS comes with a tool, "Apple Desktop
Printer Utility" or "Desktop Printer Utility" or something like that. If
you make your linux printer available for/from lprng/lpr, then this tool
from Apple will allow you to connect the mac to the linux box's lpr based
printer for indirect print spooling.

Both of the above should offer you some support. #2 is easier with few
clients. #1 is easier with lots of clients. Finding an appropriate printer
driver on the mac may take some work though. If the printer is true
postscript capable, that is the easiest as you can use the generic
postscript printer driver from the mac.

-ME

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     Systems Department Operating Systems Analyst for the SSU Library

On Fri, 5 Apr 2002, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> At my work, we got one Mac (MacOS 9.x) and the rest PCs.  All the PCs have
> Windows on them (98, XP, 2K), and one is dual-boot with Linux.  All
> systems are connected via ethernet (100BaseT and 10BaseT.)
> 
> Printing works fine on all systems, except the Mac.  The printer (HP
> OfficeJet G85) is attached to our one and only Win2K server.  I can print
> fine from Linux.  So, I was thinking -- is there a way to get the Mac to
> print to Linux, and have Linux forward the printing data to the NT to be
> printed on the G85?
> 
> I think this can be done in two different ways.  One is if Linux supports
> native Mac printing protocol, and if Linux can somehow be configured to
> forward printing data, perhaps it can get Mac to print.  In which case, my
> questions would be:
> 
>    1. Does Linux support Mac clients for printing?  How?
>    2. Can Linux forward printing requests after filtering the data
>       from some Mac-based protocol to SMB?  How?
> 
> The second option is to use the Dave software on the Mac.  The Mac has
> Dave (SMB protocol program) installed on it, but unfortunately it can only
> print to postscript-compliant printers over the SMB protocol.  Since Linux
> can serve as an SMB printer server and does everything in postscript
> anyway, perhaps Linux can receive the SMB print request, filter it, then
> forward it to the NT print server.  In this case, my questions would be:
> 
>    1. Can Linux forward printing requests after filtering the data in SMB?
>       How?
> 
> Thanks in adv!
> 
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/
> PGP key available upon request.
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