CUPS and IPP Protocol

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Geoff Lane, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    I have a home network consisting of a Linux machine and two XP Home
    machines.

    My HP Photosmart is connected to my Linux box with Samba configured to
    use CUPS.

    All machines can use the printer via the normal Windows share but I
    would like to try out the IPP protocol prior to purchasing a proper
    printer server device.

    Does the CUPS server need any special settings to allow connection via IPP.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Feb 22, 2008
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  2. Geoff Lane

    Chris Davies Guest

    If I recall, there's now an option in the web interface that enables
    remote access to the server.

    In my case I'd already hacked the cupsd.conf to allow it anyway. It's
    pretty much a case of uncommenting anything/everything that refers to
    "@LOCAL", and making sure that you have "Listen 631" rather than "Listen
    localhost:631".

    Hope this helps,
    Chris
     
    Chris Davies, Feb 23, 2008
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  3. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Yes, thanks Chris.

    I am trying to get a Vista laptop to print via a network, not my machine
    so drawn out procedure.

    I've managed to get Linux and XP machines printing using IPP but the
    Vista machine is one step forward then one back; also the drivers are a
    problem with Vista as well.

    Strangely I have a problem getting onto the CUPS web admin page, was
    getting access forbidden message; launched Firefox as root user then all
    pages OK except the ADMIN page.

    Ended up using the gnome printer utility and WEBMIN for Samba.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Feb 23, 2008
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  4. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Solved, looked at the cupsd.conf file and realised it was only allowing
    access from localhost, I did think that localhost, 127.0.0.1 and the
    locally assigned IP address were all the same but now realise different.

    Thanks for pointers.

    Geoff Lane
     
    Geoff Lane, Feb 24, 2008
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