CUPS administrative guide a practical tutorial to installing, managing, and securing this powerful printing system / Ankur Shah

Author(s): Shah, Ankur
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Subjects: UNIX (Computer file)
Computer printers--Software
UNIX (Computer file)
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Birmingham, U.K. : Packt Pub., c2008
Series: From technologies to solutions
From technologies to solutions
LC Classification: T, TK
Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 225 p.) : ill
Alternate Titles: Common UNIX Printing System administrative guide
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Print version: Shah, Ankur. CUPS administrative guide. (OCoLC)430035204 Birmingham, UK : Packt Pub., 2008. 9781847192585
Additional Authors: Safari Books Online (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 9781847192585
Description based on print version record
Includes bibliographical references and index
Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary: "The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is software that allows a computer to act as a print server, receiving print jobs from client computers, managing them, and sending them to the appropriate printer. It consists of a print spooler and scheduler, filters to convert print jobs to the format required by each printer, and a backend system to send the data to the chosen printer from client applications. Since every printer manufacturer does things differently, printing can be very complicated, and has always been a hard issue in the UNIX world for this reason. By providing a portable, modular printing layer, CUPS brings printing for UNIX into the modern age. It applies open standards for network printing through the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and uses platform-independent drivers (Postscript Printer Definition, PPD) to print. Today, CUPS is the default printing system for a large number of Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.) and UNIX-based operating systems"--Resource description page
OCLC Number: 614432161
ISBN/ISSN: 9781847192585