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

andylockran andy at zrmt.com
Fri Apr 11 17:29:11 BST 2008

Lucy wrote:
> On 11/04/2008, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:>
>>  Is there any web interface built into CUPS that I can install the
>>  printer and setup sharing with?
> The CUPS web interface is installed by default at http://localhost:631
> There are options under the the Administration tab to share the
> printer, although I've not tried it myself.
Even when I've setup up cups machines on localhost with a GUI, i've
often just used the web-interface @ localhost.

Your best bet is to create an ssh tunnel in from your own ubuntu machine
like so:

ssh user at printermachine 3456:loclahost:631

then, when you browse to localhost:3456 - it'll forward to localhost:631
on your printer server.  That just makes the configuration options make
sense (remote admin is disabled by default - but to the box you now look
like a localhost user).

Then it's pretty much a nice standard web-based GUI for configuration.

Best of Luck!


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