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Re: [vox-tech] Using Linux to print to a WinNT printer from Mac?
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Re: [vox-tech] Using Linux to print to a WinNT printer from Mac?

Mark K. Kim wrote:

>Hey guys~
>At my work, we got one Mac (MacOS 9.x) and the rest PCs.  All the PCs have
>Windows on them (98, XP, 2K), and one is dual-boot with Linux.  All
>systems are connected via ethernet (100BaseT and 10BaseT.)
>Printing works fine on all systems, except the Mac.  The printer (HP
>OfficeJet G85) is attached to our one and only Win2K server.  I can print
>fine from Linux.  So, I was thinking -- is there a way to get the Mac to
>print to Linux, and have Linux forward the printing data to the NT to be
>printed on the G85?
>I think this can be done in two different ways.  One is if Linux supports
>native Mac printing protocol, and if Linux can somehow be configured to
>forward printing data, perhaps it can get Mac to print.  In which case, my
>questions would be:
>   1. Does Linux support Mac clients for printing?  How?
>   2. Can Linux forward printing requests after filtering the data
>      from some Mac-based protocol to SMB?  How?
3.  Setup / Install printing services for Macintosh on the Win2K server 
and share the printer out to the Macintosh world.

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