- berkley lpr: Ok, that was a nice time. But this one is just too inflexible for the current time. Any option requires a new printer. Lpr, it was nice that we meet, but your time is gone.
- lprNG: not too alive anymore
- cups: This promises to be what in German is called "eierlegende
Wollmilchsau". However, it fails ugly. It needs to be able to connect to
localhost. Running in a vserver seems
not to work, as it should connect to the ip-address of your localhost, and not
127.0.0.1. The good question is of course: Why does it need ip-networking at
all, and can't just use some socket for conversation? (Via that, it's even
secure to reuse user ids for authentication - never trust a ident server for
root or so.) Also, the way of configuring network printing is just scarry - or
should I call it overengineered? I don't doubt that it's possible to do
whatever setup I like, but it's the effort for even easy things is not too
different from something difficult. And the general bloat is not much better.
I am interessted in setting up a printer, not in getting a second webserver on
I expected cups to be able to integrate my fax in it. However, as far as I understood, options can only select between predefined values, so that the only choice is to send the fax number as job title. That is ugly.