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Share a Mac printer with PC...How?
Authored by: mschaff on Aug 25, '02 04:07:42PM

I, too, would like to share a Mac USB inkjet printer with my networked PC. I have SAMBA file sharing successfully set up and I've edited the /etc/smb.conf file to allow printer sharing. I can see the printer on my PC and I've installed the PC driver for it. Despite all that, I haven't been able to get the PC to print to it. Can anyone suggest anything? Is CUPS supposed to do this is is CUPS only for Mac->PC printing?

Is it even possible to share a USB printer with a PC and 10.2?

So far, I've been pretty disappointed with the lack of documentation (either printed or electronic) provided by Apple for Jag. It seems that the only source for solutions comes from people that have stumbled upon an answer by themselves.

Thanks for any help!



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Share a Mac printer with PC...How?
Authored by: CJLinst on Aug 28, '02 03:03:44AM

Stumbling? The fact is that people aren't simply stumbling onto answers. There are a lot of people who have been administering BSD Unix and Linux systems for many, many years along with SAMBA, MySQL, Apache, CUPS, SSH, LPR/LPD, etc.

Nice to be an instant Macintosh "guru."

What? Me switch? Nah, Apple switched to Unix.



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Share a Mac printer with PC...How?
Authored by: oldmac on Jan 17, '03 07:37:04PM

Yes... the UNIX community has a tendency to create lots of really great stuff, but never gets around to making it useful for 99% of the people who could utilize it. Hopefully, that's what Apple will bring to the table over the next couple years.



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