04-Printing - CSE 265: System and Network Administration...

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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison CSE 265: CSE 265: System and Network Administration System and Network Administration Printing and print services Printing policies and architecture Printing terms Types of printers LPD, LPRng, CUPS Adding a printer Common printing software
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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison Print services Print services People depend on print services for contracts for proofreading for quizzes for reading long material that is less pleasant to read on-screen Print is a utility It should always work
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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison Where should printers be located? Where should printers be located? Some want a printer on their own computer Very convenient, extremely expensive Some want to be able to print to any printer, no matter where it is Flexible, able to borrow specialty printers as needed Finance people want to centralize everything A single high-speed printer, single high-quality printer, and one color printer per building Others want to charge every expense Regardless of how much is out there, those who use it, pay for it
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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison Real world Real world People need to be able to print to any printer they have permission to use Centralized printing services can save money Ten people who might otherwise buy slow, low- quality personal printers for $250, without support contracts, can buy a single high-quality, fast shared printer with long-term maintenance Plus the sysadmin only has to support one printer driver/printer rather than 10
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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison Print architecture Print architecture How centralized will printing be? How many people will share a printer for general printing? Who qualifies for a personal printer? How will they be networked? Networked printers require a central print-spool Also provides access control How will they be maintained? How will they be paid for?
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Spring 2008 CSE 265: System and Network Administration ©2004-2008 Brian D. Davison Print architecture (cont.) Print architecture (cont.) Who orders supplies and resupplies the printers? Are the printers re-supplied when they are out (and users
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course CSE 265 taught by Professor Davison during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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04-Printing - CSE 265: System and Network Administration...

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