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What is a print server (eg. AXIS) ? Can more than one printer connect to one print server ? Can I use a print server without a server like NT, UNIX or Netware ?

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A print server allows 2 or more computers to share the same printer over a network.  Yes you can connect more than one printer to a print server, some accomodate two, for example.  And yes, you can use a print server in a peer-to-peer network as well as a server-based network.
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Thank you very much !

But, do you mean that I have no need to install a "SERVER" (like NT or Netware) and access to the print server directly from my workstation, like NTW or WIN98 ? Can I access it directly from a Linux, FreeBSD or BeOS box ?

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Well that depends upon your network, in a peer-to-peer setup you could use a print server with no true server, obviously in a server-based network you will already have a server, so it really depends on what type of network you are running, with Windows 95 or Windows 98, it would be peer-to-peer and the others are generally server based networks.
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I understood !

Thank you very much !

Andrew
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