Network printing via a win2k domain?

Vlad D.Markov markov at
Tue Jun 17 16:42:25 PDT 2003

I do the cheating and print directly to the printer. This works.
It sounds exactly like my work.

I use cups and go right to the printer's input port. It was one of the defaults.

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 13:34:14 -0500
Dan Nelson <dnelson at> wrote:

> In the last episode (Jun 17), Dragoncrest said:
> > Hi all.  Ok, here's my situation.  Just recently at work we switched
> > over to our network being managed by a windows 2000 domain.  (Stupid
> > in my opinion, but they don't listen to me.  Sheesh) One of the
> > criteria for printing is I have to login to the domain in order to be
> > able to print to our network based printer.  So that's my dillema. 
> > I'm not sure if I can setup Cups to do this or if I need to install
> > Samba, or some other printer software.  I'd prefer to avoid using
> > samba if at all possible cause that opens up a whole new can of
> > worms.
> > 
> > Cliff notes version of this:
> > Need to login to domain to be able to print.
> > Printer is a Ricoh network printer.
> Cheat, and print directly to the printer :)  Most support the lpd
> protocol.  
> -- 
> 	Dan Nelson
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