Bug 1343 - Consider using RDP instead of IPP for printing from WTS
Summary: Consider using RDP instead of IPP for printing from WTS
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: | rdesktop (deprecated) (show other bugs)
Version: 1.4.0
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Enhancement
Target Milestone: 4.10.0
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Keywords: interesting_210
: 174 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 2786
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Reported: 2005-05-24 11:41 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2019-02-07 15:51 CET (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2005-05-24 11:41:15 CEST
When using the thinlocal queue from a Windows Terminal Server, it needs to send
the print job to the ThinLinc server. Currently, we recommend using IPP, and to
create a "static" machine-wide queue. There are a few drawbacks with this:

* The printer queue gets very ugly, and it seems impossible to rename the queue. 

* Editing cupsd.conf is necessary. 

Another solution is to use the RDP printer redirection feature. In this case,
one special queue is created for each RDP user. Some customers are more used to
this method, since this is what Tarantella/Citrix/MS-WTS uses. Another advantage
is that the queue is automatically default for the user. And, no configuration
at all is required on the WTS. 

I've tested RDP printer redirection on my laptop. It seems to work with just
adding "-r printer:thinlocal" to rdesktop_args. I don't now how stable the
printer redirection feature is, though. Probably, IPP+CUPS is little more stable. 

I guess we could document both methods, and let the customer choose which one to
use. Perhaps "-r printer:thinlocal" could be default, though. 

This issue applies to the nearest printer as well.
Comment 2 Erik Forsberg cendio 2007-03-27 16:14:13 CEST
Time estimation covers testing the feature and modifying tl-run-rdesktop. If it
turns out that there are major glitches in the functionality, the time est. will
not hold. 
Comment 7 Erik Forsberg cendio 2008-04-16 11:17:26 CEST
*** Bug 174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Erik Forsberg cendio 2008-05-19 11:45:28 CEST
Rudimentary version without support for per-printer-specific driver on WTS moved to bug 2786. Moving milestone of this one.
Comment 9 Pierre Ossman cendio 2019-02-07 15:42:55 CET
rdesktop (and associated tools) is being removed from the ThinLinc product.

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