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Re: Printer Sharing in FC3



On Tuesday 14 June 2005 02:47 am, Boris Glawe wrote:
> Steve & Julie Croteau wrote:
> >Greetings,
> >Attempting to print share with two FC3 boxes behind a router without
> > success. I'm very new to this so be gentle.  Does anyone know where I can
> > find a simple 'how to' on this subject?  I haven't been able to find one.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Steve
>
> Printing is done with cups on FC.
> cups is client/server based. That means, that the client sends it's
> print job over the network to the print server, which prints the document.
>
> There's actually no difference whether your machine is both the client
> and the print server (as it usually is on workstations) or whether you
> as a client ask another machine, which functions as a print server.
>
> I don't know the details in the configuration, but you will find the
> necessary files in /etc/cups. I think, you will have to edit
> /etc/cups/client.conf . Change the directive "ServerName" to your
> machines name - or better: it's ip-address.
>
> The server has to allow access to the port 631 (631 is the IPP port.
> IPP=Internet Printing Protocol). I hope you know how to open ports,
> otherwise ask again.
>
> If you want to know any details about errors, watch the logfiles in
> /var/log/cups
>
> greets Boris

Thanks Boris!
No I don't know how to open ports.  I thought the Gnome print conf gui did 
that automatically.  


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