CUPS remote printing help
C M Reinehr
Thu Mar 8 08:06:22 PST 2007
On Monday 05 March 2007 20:43, Collins Richey wrote:
> On 3/5/07, Ben Duncan <bns at meta3.net> wrote:
> > yeah CUPS = Crappy Unix Print Service ....
> Actually, it's Crappy Untested Print Servie, since the UPS developers
> never bother to test anything.
> Nevertheless, someone must have a clue about why this is failing.
Sorry, I've been out of the office for a couple of days or I would have
If you haven't already figured this out, I would suggest you try this.
First, WRT the laptop, you shouldn't have to do anything after installing
CUPS. The default cups.conf should work just fine.
Second, on the desktop, reinstall CUPS, so that you have a default cups.conf.
Then, using just the web interface with a browser (http://localhost:631) log
in to CUPS Administration. On the right side of the page, under Basic Server
Settings, the first option should already be checked: Show printers shared by
other systems. Check off the second option as well: Share published printers
connected to this system. Then click "Change Settings" to save a new
cups.conf file & restart the CUPS server.
That should get you working. You should be able to "see" the desktop printer
from the laptop, select it and print to it. Later, you can fine tune the
Location section entries to allow only the laptop to access the desktop
printer using the Allow & Deny statements.
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