[CentOS] printing server via http

Wed Feb 15 17:14:32 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 08:22 -0800, JC wrote:
> is there any linux module out there that can accomplish this?
> Thanks
> JC
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Jeff Kinz wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 06:36:54AM -0800, JC wrote:
> >> Well, the reason i'm asking this because I got it to work in Windows 2003
> >> Server where all my printers can "put" on the web
> >> (http://www.mywebsite.com/printers) so people who access
> >> http://www.mywebsite.com/printers can see all my printers, then they can
> >> connect and print to it.  Of course I'll require username & password
> >> before they can access printer resources.
> >>
> >
> > Fastest way to do this is "share" the printer with one of those Win
> > boxes and let the web user's access it through that system.
> >
> > Since  everything else is already setup this reduces the amount of work
> > you have to do to get it working.
> >>
I don't know of any Linux method of doing that but it probably would
entail some apache methodology or a Rewrite Rule.

Samba is pretty much gonna be required for sharing resources to Windows
users and within Samba, you can easily setup 'Point & Print' stuff where
the driver is installed in the samba server printer share and then all a
user need to do to access the printer (install the driver if necessary),

Perhaps you can accomplish the same thing with apache server once the
above is working by doing something like this...

mkdir /var/www/html/printers /var/www/html/printers/printer_name

and in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf # at the bottom...

RedirectPermanent /printer/printer_name/ \

but this is completely untested and I haven't a clue that this
methodology would work (and of course you would have to have httpd