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February 18, 2014

Ricoh Multifunctional with UserCode


Following is an overview of the print setup I need to get working:
- printer: Ricoh MPC5503
- print server: Windows 2008 SMB share with PCL6 driver
- print client: RedHat Enterprise 4 server (yes, I know it's old and should be replaced) using the generic PCL6 driver

The connection from the linux box to the windows share works, when I pause the windows queue I see the jobs arrive.
... so this setup wouldn't be that hard (I got it working for a Ricoh MP7502 with the generic PCL6 driver) if it wasn't for the fact that they have configured this printer with User and Classification codes to track and limit printing. (see attachment "ricoh.png" for an example of what to configure on a windows client)

I already tried to follow the Ricoh FAQ on LinuxFoundation chapter 1.2.3 and entered several of the commands to the Queue Options (see attachment RHEL-Queue.png) but I keep getting the error "You do not have a privilege to use this function. This job has been cancelled."

Aside from the option UserCode I couldn't find any command to pass along the classification code anywhere.

If I have left something out I'm more than willing to provide additional information. Can someone assist me to shed some light on this?

Kind regards,

edit: I'm getting an error from the site for the uploaded files so I'm afraid I can't provide the screenshots

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