Share USB printer between 2 ubuntu machines
hagen van rissenbeck
news4didascali at gmx.net
Tue May 17 14:58:23 UTC 2005
Xermán Soto schrieb:
>I wonder how I can share a USB printer (Epson Stylus Color 760)
>connected to an Ubuntu PC and use it in another Ubuntu PC on the same
>local home network.
>Besides, I wonder how to share a folder between those two machines. I
>have already installed samba, smbfs, nfs but I cannot see shared folders
>on the network browsing with nautilus.
>Any help will be appreciated.
I don't know, if your printer is working locally and if you are running
If it is the case, it is possible that you've got a problem that seems
to be nearly similar to my network printer sharing problems that I've
had two or three weeks ago. (parallel brother printer)
The only thing is that I forgot to post my solution..., sorry for that.
However, here is, how I solved the printer sharing problem:
In my case it was a problem of the default printer configuration using
The printer worked on the server machine locally, but no access from
other clients was possible...
That's because cups does not allow in newer versions (per default) any
client in a network to use a printer which is configured on a printer
As root, you have to add a line in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
You have to look for "Security Options"
around line 750 you will find the follwing entries:
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1 # add the next line (enter your
individual network xxx.yyy.zzz.*)
Allow From 192.168.1.* # for example
Save and exit...
Then restart cups (as root)
I hope that helps...;-)
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