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CSCF Printing Working Group

Membership

To be determined.

Raison d'etre

In late April 2005, CSCF management developed a list of issues that need to be addressed for the proper support of printing for the School.

  • page counting - this is something we need to be able to do. Even if we don't bill people, the usage stats are valuable.
  • naming conventions - we need to get this straight.
    • new and old
  • access control - do we need it? If so, where? How?
    • direct printer access
    • print server access
    • what are the desired constraints ?
  • class of support - do we adopt something similar to our model for supporting standard PCs?
    • SCS printers
    • group supported printers
    • personal, unsupported, unmanaged printers
  • protocols
    • a mix of lpd, smb, xprint
    • is ipp the answer? Do we keep the mix?
  • configuration management
    • printer
      • tftp of configs (a la DHCP)
    • servers
    • clients (different OSes)
    • Integration with Active Directory (or some LDAP thing in future)?
  • physical maintenance
    • who's responsible ?
    • do we outsource this?
    • do we stop buying printers in favour of Ricoh everywhere?

Ricoh

Graphic services now provides Xerox printers only, i.e., Ricohs have been deprecated.

There's talk of moving to a model where there are a set of printer/photocopier rooms located in key areas throughout DC where people can do all of their printing/photocopying from one (Ricoh) device nearby.

Initial examination of Ricoh's from a Unix perspective leads one to conclude that it may not work that well.

Other Notes

Topic revision: r14 - 2013-08-02 - DrewPilcher
 
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