Printer Accounting on Linux

Posted on 2004-11-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Is there any program out there free or paid that would allow me to do printer accounting.

I want to setup a Linux box with the ability to monitor the print jobs that come into it and tell me based on computer name, IP, or maybe user/pass what each person is printing such as how many pages, what times of day, etc.

I just want to be able to print from the Windows Clients LPR to the Linux Box and have that LPR back out to the printer.


Question by:truth_talker
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    The 2 main printing systems are the newer Cups & lprng. Cups doesnt appear to do accounting but lprng does. You can get lprng at Chapter 18 of the manual tells you how to setup accounting. -
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