PaperCut Blog

Minor update for Net Control module for Windows

We just released an updated Windows build of the Net Control release that includes a fix for using domain groups when PaperCut is running on a member server. The problem was that PaperCut was only listing local groups in the setup wizard, so domain groups could not be used. If you were running PaperCut on […]

Minor fixes for Apple Mac version of PaperCut NG

We’ve just release a new Mac release – version 6.2. 3782 I made a one line coding error in the last release that broke the message/event notification system. The new release has this addressed along with an enhancement to user authentication. The Mac’s PAM module accepts login either via the user’s username or via the […]

New Mac release with Popup Authentication and other features

Just a quick post to let all the Mac testers know that we’ve release a new version today. It’s been a long-time-coming! We’ve done quite a bit of work on this release with a few core features such as: New “popup authentication” – great for networks running non-authenticated systems (i.e. Personal Mac laptops) Printers are […]

Adding a Mac Printer

One of the usability issues that’s popped up with the Mac server testing is the process used add a printer. The Configure CUPS script handles the process of hooking in PaperCut to the CUPS print process. To view the printer in the interface however, you first need to perform a print job to “register the […]

PaperCut NG on AFP548

PaperCut NG has made the front page of the popular Mac server related site, This should be a good way to help drum up some feedback from experienced Mac server admins. You can view the post here. On the topic of server discovery in the client as discussed in a previous post. Some have […]

PaperCut and Print Server Clustering

One of the new features introduced when we release PaperCut NG was support for server clustering. PaperCut NG users a Service Oriented Archiecture (SOA) where various application layers communicate using XML Web Services requests. The layered design allows flexible deployment options ensuring scalability. On a typical install, all components exist on the one server and […]

PaperCut and SurfControl

It’s quite common to see PaperCut running alongside and complementing other applications such as web based filtering and virus protection applications. These web filtering applications tend to integrate in with proxy servers in a similar way to that undertaken by PaperCut’s Internet Quota module. Mark from Temple Christian College has been kind enough to contribute […]

Installing and configuring SquidNT

It’s been a while since my last blog … so I thought I’d make do an update on my series about configuring Squid proxy. This time I’m going to concentrate on SquidNT, which is a version of Squid compiled for Windows, that come with some useful helpers to allow authentication with Windows and Active Directory. […]

Deploying the PaperCut Quota UIT

I few weeks back I said I’d write something about how to deploy the User Inquiry Tool using a “zero-install” methods. I have updated the knowledge base with some instructions on how to deploy the UIT.

We’re in the Top 10!

There are about 250,000 members of SpreadFirefox, and we’re currently 10th in the SpreadFirefox rollcall. It probably won’t last long … and it might not happen again … but here’s proof.

Canon PCL Fix & New logon/printer script example

Pierre, one of our PaperCut users from France, has been working with us to track down a few bugs in our page count detection associated with Canon PCL drivers. Unfortunately the Canon IR series printers extend the standard PCL print language and driver output by adding custom binary header and extra data spread throughout the […]

emailStripper recommended by Kim Komando

I’ve never heard of Kim Komando, but apparently she’s a radio show host in the US with a huge following. On the weekend she recommended our free tool, emailStripper. emailStripper strips those annoying >>>>> characters from emails that have been forwarded too many times. We wrote emailStripper about 5 years ago and its popularity never […]

Keeping a healthy system

I’ve just written a quick KB article explaining how to keep PaperCut running trouble free. PaperCut has been around since 1999 and has proven to be a robust and reliable system. Most of the problems that come about are generally related to system or network changes (us technical people just can’t resist “fiddling” when everything […]