[CentOS] PDF Print Server

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Mon Sep 15 18:30:37 UTC 2008


Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> 
> Guys,
> I was about to setup Acrophobia but I don't want the file people print to be emailed back.
> Anyone got a reco on a setup that can be mapped as an SMB printer and return the file back
> to the user from the printer just like how setup my windows PS printer to print to file.

I remember once using samba+ghostscript to setup a pdf printer plus the point-n-print drivers
in the PRINT$ share for it, I then had the outputed PDF dumped to a share with rights just
for the user who sent it, had it email the user with the URL of file, and had a cron job
run once a day that deleted all PDFs older then X days.

I wish I had the exact recipe, but I remember modifying the samba print commands to send
the job to ghostscript with the output path defined and then set the rights on it, then
send the email to the user with the URL. Monitoring it is necessary as jobs can hang in
the queue.

-Ross

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