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Re: Printing and Related Questions


There is a draft printer schema ....


which does deal with storing printer characteristics, location etc, I haven't really worked with it yet, just reviewed it in the hope that someday I am going to use it for a farily grand project of my own :-)
... I guess extending it to quotas might be possible, but would largely depend on the print client implememtation.


Tony Earnshaw wrote:
ons, 2002-12-11 kl. 20:36 skrev Aly S.P Dharshi:

What I meant by LDAP is that is there a schema that deals with printing
specifically or is it included in some other schema, I guess the Sun One
for instance has a similar one for printer location etc etc like the
information you would store in NIS+/FNS I fear that from what little I
know of NIS+ that it doesn't really store printer quotas and accounting
details (correct me if I am wrong) so I doubt that Sun One has this

So my question is that can we store such accounting details in an LDAP
server, so that when students print something we can track the printer
quota/accounting. That means an LDAP aware printing program or something
that maybe able to use LDAP to do this. I don't think that I really care
about a detailed log of what they have been printing at the moment but
more like what amount of money they have in their account (in LDAP) to
be check to allow/deny printing.

Hopefully this is abit more clearer than my last posting. Thank you for
your attention.

As you yourself point out, LDAP is different things to different people.
There are many implementors, amongst others IBM, Microsoft, Novell,
Openldap Org, Oracle and Sun. LDAP as such is an emerging standard.

Most implementors are proprietary and each implementation differs from
the other in terms of its present and planned propensities.

This is the Openldap list, and deals with Openldap. What you want (e.g.
quotas) is not possible with Openldap, though it might be so with other