[rescue] Cups on Solaris

Brian Dunbar brian.dunbar at plexus.com
Tue Nov 9 10:46:47 CST 2004

On Nov 8, 2004, at 5:16 PM, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> Woah that a lot of printers.  What do you do with so many?
> Massively parallel printing - stripe your print jobs across 44 
> printers so
> they get done faster!  Of course, collating is a drag.  And you need a 
> bot
> to run around to collect the output from the "printer array" if the
> printers are scattered throughout the building.
> Or, you could put your printers on those robotic carts and use wireless
> cards so that they're mobile.  Use LDAP to locate the user's office and
> SLP/Rendezvous to find an available printer, optimally one that's 
> already
> fairly close.  Print the job while the cart is on the way to deliver 
> it.
> Then, combine that with the email-to-mobile-espresso-machine gateway 
> and
> you've really got something...

Right.  I'm working too hard.  That sounds neat, if somewhat 
impractical.  Robot printers, delivering output to your door ...


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