Subject: Re: Cisco print manager story
From: Alex <xela@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 11:28:37 EDT

> Occasionally I hear the story of the Cisco print manager as an example
> of a successful open source project, but I don't know any specifics.
> Does anyone have a reference (either for the software or for its
> story)?

I assume you mean Cisco's enterprize-wide printing system.  It appears
to be a very good example of a well-engineered solution to a classic
system administration problem, primarily using open-source tools.  It
was described in a paper delivered at last December's LISA; you can
find the abstract of the paper (and if you're a USENIX member can get
to the main text) at


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