Install and Manage the CUPS Server with New Book from Packt
Packt is pleased to announce a new book on the Commmon Unix Printing System that teaches to monitor and secure the CUPS server. Written by Ankur Shah, CUPS Administrative Guide will show users to manage printers through the command line and web interface.
The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is a modular printing system for Unix-like computer operating systems that allows a computer to act as a print server. It consists of a print spooler and scheduler, filters to convert print jobs to the format required by each printer, and a backend system to send the data to the chosen printer from client applications. By providing a portable, modular printing layer, CUPS brings printing for UNIX into the modern age.
This book introduces system administrators to the unique and powerful features of CUPS, and then moves on to installing, compiling and managing the print network. System administrators will learn how to integrate their systems with other systems like LPDs and Mac, manage the ever increasing print job load, set up clients, and manage users.
CUPS Administrative Guide will teach administrators to customize the status of their printer system to accept and reject print jobs, set different print options, print multiple copies, configure manual and automatic print queues, and communicate with single and multiple servers with clients. Users will also learn the importance of cupsd.conf directives that will help them manage their network, server, browsing, and security options.
Linux/Unix System Administrators who want to know about the CUPS server and who are interested in designing and setting up a CUPS network will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/printing-with-cups-common-unix-printing-system/book
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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