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Print Server.

The first thing you have to ensure is the security of the system.  If
you're taking money from a person for a service, it's extremely
important to be able to convince him/her that s/he and only s/he can
use the account.  Watch out for the smart ones who'll make printouts
and get someone else's account billed.

Since this is presumably on a shared ethernet, this means starting
with SSL pages (for updating passwords, getting account statistics,


-- Raju

>>>>> "Sunny" == Sunny Holani <sunny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

    Sunny> Hi Folks, I'm in the process of installing a print server
    Sunny> here at IIM-Calcutta. The way it works is that students pay
    Sunny> money for the print accounts by cheque/cash, and the
    Sunny> balance amount for each student is manually updated into a
    Sunny> file on the server. Print requests are sent to the server
    Sunny> from PCs in hostel rooms, and for each page printed-Rs. 2
    Sunny> is deducted from their accounts. The system currently works
    Sunny> using a proprietary solution on Netware.  Is there a
    Sunny> program/perl script anyone knows that can do the
    Sunny> same/similar stuff on linux using lprng? Does anyone want
    Sunny> to write it?  Have money, will pay.

    Sunny> So Long, Sunny.
Raju Mathur          raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxx           http://kandalaya.org/