Media praise for Network Printing

"Printing is a critical service in all computer networks. Just have a printer fail to properly function, or begin to produce low-quality output and see how fast the IS Help Desk phone lights up. With the current level of network sophistication, this means networked workstation users have the ability to send a file to nearly any printer that has been joined to the network...Even the most skilled network administrators can easily be swamped if constrained by poor network scalability. To their rescue comes this super book that will help network administrators build scalable print servers."
--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club February 2003

"This book is a master class in printer management. This is an invaluable book for anyone who is concerned with network printer administration, it is well written and illustrated with plenty of examples." -- Ping (HP/Works Newsletter), June 2001

"Paperless office, paperless schmoffice: if you can't get your document to look right on paper, you might as well not waste time creating it at all. For administrators, printing across a local area network (LAN) was hard enough when everyone was running the same operating system. Now, with at least three widespread versions of Windows, several Mac OS flavors, and Linux servers making inroads all the time, printing can be hairier than ever. Network Printing aims to clarify the mechanisms by which various operating systems--particularly Unix variants--speak to one another about printing matters- this book meets its goal." --David Wall,

"Recognizing the fact that networked printing-and sometimes printing generally-can be a bit of a black art under Linux and other versions of Unix, Network Printing from O'Reilly aims to help network administrators to correctly set up and then troubleshoot network printing. Recommended to anyone that needs to administer networked printers, and mix several UNIX and non-UNIX operating systems in the process. LinuxFormat rating 8/10." --Linux Format, May 2001

"Recommended to anyone that needs to administer networked printers, and mix several UNIX and non-UNIX operating systems in the process. 8/10" --Chris Howells, Linuxformat, May 2001

"There are few applications so beneficial, pervasive, and, oftentimes, complex as network printing. Network printing is beneficial because it reduces the number of printers required for an organization. In order to combat this complexity, and with it's resulting rise in cost and overhead, an administrator needs a solid set of documentation and a framework from which to grow. O'Reilly has attempted to satisfy just this need with their release of "Network Printing. I think this was a rather well done book. The authors did an excellent job of keeping a rather boring subject (for most of us at least) somewhat upbeat. I also was quite happy to see several rather keen insights, especially the use of LDAP to pull configurations to print servers. If you are a network administrator that is not afraid of Linux or UNIX and need to better organize and control your printer infrastructure then this is an excellent resource." --Dustin Puryear, 32bitsonline, Feb 2001

"Network Printing serves as a kind of Rosetta Stone of printing services for the harried admin. It's an excellent book that is a must-have for any systems administrator, particularly those who have to deal with printing services in a mixed computing environment." --Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier,, March 19, 2001

"Network printing is probably one of those enormously useful books that sits on the shelf in the IT department for weeks on end until that day when someone has a panic when the printer server falls over." --Richard Ibbotson, Sheffield Linux User's Group, February 2001

"A simple title that states just what you will learn by reading this book. Radermacher & Gast present printing services in a clear and concise way. If you're used to digging out the information you need to solve a problem from cryptic Manual pages you will be in for a pleasant surprise.If you're a System administrator, you will want this book as a reference in your library." --Greg Jetter, Susitna Linux Users Group, Dec 2000