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Re: how to access remote CUPS printer?



On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 17:16 -0400, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> 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?
> 
> 
Well I absolutely should not use the word absolutely so loosely. There
is not such a thing as marking a printer as shared under CUPS. That is a
construct that system-config-printer has brought over from the pre-CUPS
era. The printer server sends out browsing information to all the
machines on the lan and the clients become aware of the printers
available to them from these browsing messages of printers that are
available. If you use the web interface on the clients you will see the
printers on the server which have been browsed. All CUPS printers should
be configured using the web interface. No marking printers as shared is
necessary.

Also available from the web interface are the documents that explain all
this.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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