Configuring your UNIX or Linux system to print to the ICTprintservice


ICT offers a sophisticated centrally-managed print, scan and copy service and provides support for Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers. Since all modern Linux and UNIX systems now use the CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) for printing, you'll find ICT's own documentation very useful for configuring Linux and UNIX systems to use CUPS to print to both the black and white and colour print queues and this applies to any Linux distribution, Solaris and its open source variants, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.

If you are using an older system that does not have CUPS installed, for example Digital or Tru64 UNIX, or if you prefer to use one of the classic UNIX print subsystems instead of CUPS, you may find the original sysnews ICT printservice documentation useful.

Andy Thomas

Research Computing Manager,
Department of Mathematics

last updated: 14.11.2018