The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 13249
Print user quota feature suggestion
Last modified: 2018-02-04 20:24:25 UTC
To whom it may concern and I hope it concerns us all because the printer in the art department is out of paper for third time today and those toner cartridges sure aren't cheap!
As far as I know there are only two quota systems specifically with support for gnu+linux. One is Pykota (http://www.pykota.com/) which is Free software but still terrible and Papercut (https://www.papercut.com/) which is proprietary.
I have hoped for a very long time that print user quota support would simply appear as a feature upstream one day in either Cups or Samba. Since it hasn't I am hereby pleading with the developers of Samba to consider implementing it. I am not entirely sure if this is the right codebase for it or if it should be implemented in Cups. I leave this here in the hopes that my small suggestion manages to kick something off.