Linux has the ability to share a printer to all the computers on the network. This tutorial covers configuring the print server machine for this. To configure the printer settings on the client Linux machines see Configuring a Remote Printer Using Red Hat’s PrintTool. To share a Linux printer to client Windows machines, see Sharing Linux Printer to a Windows Machine through Samba.
Configuring The Print Server
- Configure the printer to print on the print server first. See
- Configuring a Local Printer Using Red Hat’s PrintTool for instructions.
- As root, create a file called
/etc/hosts.lpdwith the hostname or IP address of each machine you want to grant print priviledges to on a separate line.
- As root, restart the
lpddaemon with the command
- Test connection by printing from a client machine.