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Re: how to access remote CUPS printer?



On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 16:00:16 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:

> On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 13:55 -0400, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 19:28:35 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> 
>> > 
>> > How do I print to a remote CUPS printer
>> > from machines on which I am not root?
>> > On the remote machine, FC5, I am root.
>> > On the clients, FreeBSD and FC3, I am not root,
>> > but can open TCP ports.
>> > Is there a nonroot IPP client that can
>> > be used to print on a remote printer?
>> > 
>> > -- 
>> > Mike   hennebry web cs ndsu NoDak edu
>> > "it stands to reason that they weren't always called the ancients."
>> >                                                       --  Daniel Jackson
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On the CUPS server you must make the print queues shared. The clients'
>> CUPS will automatically see the shared queues on the network. 
>> 
>> On the server, go to System->Administration->Printing, click on the 
>> queue you want to share, then Edit, etc. 
>> 
>> Oh, and you must have port 631 tcp and udp open on the CUPS server.
>> 
> 
> That is absolutely the wrong way to share printers using CUPS. All printers on the same lan as the server can 
> print to the server's printers by default. No configuration is required.
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


And exactly why is it absolutely wrong? It works flawlessly on 
my lan. And in fact if I don't make the queues shared on the CUPS
server, they are not automatically seen by the clients. Of course,
I can tell each client separately about the address of the server,
etc. Of course the clients on the lan can print to the server's 
printers by default, if the server tells the lan about its printers.
That is, if the printers are marked as shared on the server.
Am I missing something here?




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