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System Administration Guide: Printing     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Introduction to Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System

What's New in Printing?

CUPS Replaces the LP Print Service as the Default Print Service

Access to Print Management Tools From the GNOME Desktop

Print Manager for LP

Automatic Printer Discovery

Privilege Requirements for Using Print Commands

Overview of the Oracle Solaris Printing Architecture

Implementation of the Open Standard Print API

Print Client Commands

Definition of a Print Server and a Print Client

Description of the Internet Printing Protocol

Description of the RFC-1179 Printing Protocol

IPP Compared to the RFC-1179 Protocol

Description of the SMB Protocol

What Is Samba?

Using Printing Protocols in the Oracle Solaris Release

CUPS Support in Oracle Solaris

Description of Oracle Solaris Print Manager

Description of the LP Print Service

Where to Find Printing Tasks

2.  Planning for Printing (Tasks)

3.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using Print Manager for LP (Tasks)

5.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using Oracle Solaris Print Manager (Tasks)

6.  Setting Up Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

7.  Administering Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

8.  Customizing LP Printing Services and Printers (Tasks)

9.  Administering the LP Print Scheduler and Managing Print Requests (Tasks)

10.  Administering Printers on a Network (Tasks)

11.  Administering Character Sets, Filters, Forms, and Fonts (Tasks)

12.  Administering Printers by Using the PPD File Management Utility (Tasks)

13.  Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Reference)

14.  Troubleshooting Printing Problems in the Oracle Solaris OS (Tasks)



Description of Oracle Solaris Print Manager

Oracle Solaris Print Manager is a Java technology-based GUI that enables you to manage local and remote printing configuration. This tool can be used in the files, LDAP, NIS naming service environments.

To use this tool, you must meet the following requirements:

Oracle Solaris Print Manager centralizes printer information when the information is used in conjunction with a naming service. Using a naming service for storing printer configuration information is the preferred method, because a naming service makes printer information available to all systems on the network. This method provides easier printer administration. Oracle Solaris Print Manager recognizes existing printer information on print servers, print clients, and in the naming service databases. No conversion tasks are required to use Oracle Solaris Print Manager as long as the print clients are running at least the Oracle Solaris 2.6 release.