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RE: [K12OSN] Printing to spesfic printers only



Just thinking out loud here, but would it be possible assign a group based
on the IP address, and then use the group to allow / disallow printing?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> Behalf Of James P. Kinney III
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:25 AM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Printing to spesfic printers only
>
>
> On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 06:59 -0600, jconlon1 elp rr com wrote:
> > We have a large server that runs a lab and several 4-6 terminal groups
> > in some classrooms.  Some classrooms have one terminal being used as a
> > Jet Direct device.  Is ther a way to set things up so that a classroom
> > group will default to the jet directed printer only?  If there is How do
> > I do it?
>
> Here is what I am gearing up to do along this same line:
>
> Scenario:
> Up to 200 thin clients attached to a single server. Each classroom has a
> networked printer that cups on the server knows about. Students have
> NIS/NFS roving profiles since they move around the school (middle
> school).
> During the login process, a script is run that determines the host name
> (all fixed-IP host name in dhcp.conf) that the student is accessing the
> server from.
> Host names are based on room number and station number: rmXXXwsYY where
> XXX is the room number and YY is the station number in the room.
> Printers are named similarly: rmXXXlaser
>
> At the moment, I am determining the best place to put the script
> (~/.xinitrc , ~/.bashrc , ~/.xsession , ... ) .
>
> Here is the script:
>
> #!/bin/sh
>
> # This script will identify the host name from which a login occurs
> # It will then use that name to set the default printer
> # This requires hostname formatted as rmXXXwsYY and pinters as
> rmXXXlaser
> # XXX is the room number and YY is the station number in the room.
> # the script runs as the user logging in and sets options in
> ~/.lpoptions
>
> export PATH="/bin:/usr/bin"
>
> lpoptions -d `netstat -t -e | grep ESTABLISHED | grep $USER | sed
> 's/:/ /g'| awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq | cut -f 1 -d "." | sed 's/ws
> \w*/laser/'`
>
> # Place this script in /usr/local/bin/defaultprinter.sh on the server
> with 755 permisions
>
>
> NOTE: the lpoptions line is one line. email will wrap it.
>
> Part 2: Blocking printing to a printer not in the same room with the
> student:
>
> In cups, each printer should allow printing only from a given range of
> IP address. That is done with per printer settings in cupsd.conf.
> HOWEVER, I don't have this part working yet as the print job originates
> on the server and not the client. I am looking pykota/tea4cups as a
> possible way to rewrite the source address on the print job.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Pat
> >
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