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Re: Printer Sharing (CUPS)

On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 07:13:44PM +0100, Danesh Daroui wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a small network with four XP machines and one Linux (Ubuntu) 
> which are all connected to a Debian server. My Debian server is supposed 
> to act as a Printer Server. I have installed SAMBA and have configured 
> it with SWAT and now all printers connected to the server is shared 
> between Windows XP machines perfectly. Now the problem is that I can not 
> share printers for my Linux system. I have also used "lpadmin" on Debian 
> server like this:
> lpadmin -p MyPrinter -u allow:UbuntuUser
> but I can not send any test page from my Ubuntu machine. Can anybody 
> give my any clue about how printers can be shared in a network of Linux 
> machines?
You don't need samba.  You just need CUPS' port (631) to be allowed
through the firewall (if applicable).  In windows, you can tell it to
use IPP for the protocol and then you give it the ip address or hostname
of the machine and the name of the printer as you installed it in CUPS.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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