[ubuntu-uk] Sharing printer with Cups on Ubuntu server

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Apr 11 16:33:02 BST 2008

Hi folks,

My other half has recently got herself a new printer which she wants  
to use with her laptop (running Windows XP) although she doesn't want  
to be sat right next to the printer to use it.

Now being a bit of a cheap skate and having lots of old bits lying  
around I thought I'd build a PC to share the printer on the network,  
and maybe also a USB hard drive too.

I thought to keep the requirements down I would use Ubuntu server  
(possibly 7.10 to start with and then 8.04 when it's released in a  
couple of weeks).  Now sharing the hard drive isn't a problem, I'm  
quite happy to setup Samba so the drive can be shared, the problem I'm  
anticipating is with CUPS.

Now I've happily setup printers on Ubuntu (well it's fool proof for  
the printer I have, I just plug it in), but I've not tried it on  
Ubuntu Server.

Is there any web interface built into CUPS that I can install the  
printer and setup sharing with?


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