Freebsd Print Server

Lord Raiden me at
Tue Jun 21 19:23:36 GMT 2005

         Hi all.  I'm building a Freebsd 5.3 based mini-itx file server on 
my network here and I'd like to also turn it into a print server.  Thing 
is, I've got an HP Deskjet 842c printer that connects via USB that is my 
printer.  It's not lan capable which kinda complicates things.  THEREFORE, 
I'd like to connect it via USB to the new file server, then set it up to do 
printing for the whole network.  Now, my questions are this.

1.  What do I need to do to set this up on the file server?  Heck, if 
someone's got a tutorial somewhere on setting up a print server using 
freebsd and can tell me what special configs I need to make my usb 
connected HP printer work off it, that'd be awesome.

2.  What do I need to do to get my freebsd workstation to print to it?  To 
date I haven't gotten around to configuring printing on the Freebsd 
Workstation (it's running 4.10) yet, so I think it's time I did 
that.  Again, a tutorial would be welcome.

3.  What do I have to do special, if anything, to allow my windows machines 
to print to the printer via the print/file server on the network?  I'm 
running both 98se and WinXP Pro on them.

         Sorry to bug you guys with something so trivial, but google wasn't 
being friendly to me with this subject, so I'm coming to you guys 
next.  Thanks in advance for any answers.  :D

Steven Lake
Raiden's Realm

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