Subject: Re: LPRng vs CUPS
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/11/2004 21:21:03
Richard Rauch wrote:

>Why use *either* LPRng or CUPS?  (^&
>I've been using the printer spool that ships with NetBSD.  I have been
>able to interoperate with an LPRng-based network from my laptop (my
>laptop was just a client in that network) and I find that the native
>spooling has ample flexibility for me.
>It might help if you would say what you intend to do with the printer.
>(I was pushed to look into LPRng for my laptop.  I read through some
>of the documentation, and concluded that I didn't actually need it
>to talk to LPRng hosts.  Other than that, I haven't really looked
>much at either LPRng or CUPS.  I figure if I ever run into a probelm
>that I can't solve with the native spooler, I'll see what the
>options are for alternatives.  (^&)
Yeah you're right, the native print spooling system will do just fine 
for most tasks, but if you have a large network with many printers 
attached to it, then LPRng or CUPS might scale better. I don't run such 
networks and have virtually no experience, however sooner or later I'll 
end up working as a Unix systems admin, so it's a good idea to find and 
test the "optimal" solution that integrates well into large and complex