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Highly Available Print Servers - FreeBSD

Is there a way to have a highly available print server using FreeBSD? I've looked into SAMBA, but it doesn't look like it supports a form of clustering SAMBA servers at this time. Pretty much what I need is to "cluster" some print servers so that all printers are available even if a server goes down. I have Windows clients so I would need to have some form of connectivity for the Windows clients. Any ideas?...

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    Default Highly Available Print Servers

    Is there a way to have a highly available print server using FreeBSD? I've
    looked into SAMBA, but it doesn't look like it supports a form of clustering
    SAMBA servers at this time.



    Pretty much what I need is to "cluster" some print servers so that all
    printers are available even if a server goes down. I have Windows clients
    so I would need to have some form of connectivity for the Windows clients.



    Any ideas?

    Timothy Guest

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    Default Re: Highly Available Print Servers

    In the last episode (Mar 09), Timothy Radigan said: 

    Just use something that can create a clustered IP like heartbeat, and
    have your windows machines print to that IP. If you are queueing print
    jobs on the print server itself, you will want to also have shared
    storage so if server A dies, server B can mount the spool volume and
    continue servicing the queued jobs.

    --
    Dan Nelson
    com
    Dan Guest

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    Default Re: Highly Available Print Servers

    I use cups and IPP with allot of success.


    On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 13:47:03 -0500, Timothy Radigan
    <net> wrote: 
    Nick Guest

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