Freebsd Print Server

Andreas Rudisch cyb. at
Tue Jun 21 23:22:14 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 15:31 -0400, Lord Raiden wrote:
>          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
> -Owner/Webmaster
> Raiden's Realm

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