[ubuntu-uk] Sharing printer with Cups on Ubuntu server
andrew at aoakley.com
Fri Apr 11 17:36:12 BST 2008
Rob Beard wrote:
> (possibly 7.10 to start with and then 8.04 when it's released in a
8.04 is as stable as damnit right now. I've been testing it since
December, and as of about two weeks ago (Beta), I have had no instabilities.
> 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
That means it can't be accessed from another machine on the network,
only from the server itself. This can be changed to listen to all
network interfaces (ie. so you can configure it from your laptop
elsewhere on the network) by changing /etc/cups/cupsd.conf from:
# Only listen for connections from the local machine.
# COMMENTED OUT: # Only listen for connections from the local machine.
# COMMENTED OUT: Listen localhost:631
# Listen to all interfaces
You also need to add:
...to the following sections:
...then restart the service with /etc/init.d/cupsys restart . Then
something like http://192.168.whatever.whatever:631 will work from
another machine on the LAN.
Note that this gives admin access to everyone on the LAN, which most
people would consider as insecure. You'll probably want to return it to
Listen localhost:631 and remove Allow @LOCAL from the admin and
admin/conf sections once you have configured the system.
Alternatively you could use an SSH tunnel to achieve remote access to
localhost, without needing to change the conf file.
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