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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,
>>>>> "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/