Limit Network Printer Access
Howdy all. I have an issue with my printer setup that I'd like to have some suggestions are.
I attend a school where they give us only one Ethernet port per student. However, I have two computers. So I am using an Ethernet hub, with my Linux desktop, MacBook Pro, and HP printer plugged into it. In this way, everybody gets Internet access, and both of my machines can see my printer.
The problem now is that because the printer is on the network, anybody can print to it. And for some reason, people like printing 500 pages and using up all of my paper.
Now, the way I see it, there are two possibilities (and I don't know how to do either):
1) Leave the printer plugged into the Ethernet hub and somehow limit access
2) Plug the printer into my Linux box and somehow share it with my laptop
Does anyone know how to accomplish either of these, or some other process?