UNIX-Style lpd Printer Sharing
Printer sharing is, in many ways, simpler than file sharing, particularly in a multi-OS network. This is true because file sharing necessarily involves an assortment of issues relating to filenaming conventions, permissions, and so on, whereas these issues aren't as important for printer sharing. When sharing a printer, a given user or computer either does or does not have permission to use a printer.
Configuring the Shared Printer
UNIX's line printer daemon (lpd) is a tool that is used to handle both local and network printing. Configuring lpd for local printing actually does most of the work required to configure the system for network printing.
Configuring Local Printing
UNIX printing works through printer ...