Shared Printer on a Private Network w/ Multiple Users

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    Shared Printer on a Private Network w/ Multiple Users


    Hey there,

    So as the title suggests I have multiple laptops connected to a Private Network, along with the printers we're using. The printers aren't shared, they're accessed separately by each individual laptop.
    What I'm trying to accomplish is to have my laptop share all the printers with each user (I'm able to do this already) while having the source laptops request to the printer come on my Event Viewer log.
    As it is now, when I share a printer with another laptop and that laptop makes a print request, it goes through my personal laptop and pops up in the Event Viewer as if I made the request for a print job my self.
    I would like to be able to log all the print jobs sent to each printer (4 in total) in order to have a count of our much we're printing/paper we're using.

    Thanks ahead of time for those who are able to help in any way.
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    Use a Linux Server running SaMBa and use Cups to manage the use of the printers. Route all printers across the Linux Server.

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    Last edited by bro67; 07 Feb 2019 at 22:17.
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    What @bro67 said. It would work perfectly.
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