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A predecessor to samba, rpc.pcnfsd is an RPC server that supports authentication and printing requests from ONC clients on PCs.

pcnfsd supports a printing model that uses NFS to transfer files from a client to the pcnfsd server. (Note: pcnfsd does *not* provide NFS services.) When a client wants to print a file, it requests the path to a spool directory from the server. The client then writes the necessary files for printing using NFS, and informs the pcnfsd server that the files are ready for printing.

This version has a few bug fixes not found in the pcnfs product available for IRIX, but is otherwise quite similar. You cannot have both installed simultaneously.

After installation you must "chkconfig pcnfsd on" as root to enable printing.