Printer servers allow everyone on a network to share printers. Linux printer servers offer a few different techniques for sharing printers. This chapter covers two techniques that support two different groups of clients. The traditional Unix network technique uses the Line Printer daemon (lpr) command and an lpd server. This approach is best suited for serving Linux and Unix clients. The other technique uses a Samba server to share printers with Microsoft Windows clients. But before you can use any technique to share a printer with your clients, you must install and configure the printer on your server.
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