norman at littletank.org
Sat Dec 2 19:50:04 UTC 2006
< big snip >
> If it's a stock Dapper install the following lines should already appear
> in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:
> <Location />
> Order allow,deny
> Allow localhost
> Allow @LOCAL
> This last Allow line grant access from all interfaces. Port 631 is
> already open since we added the following lines to
> Listen *:631
> Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock
> Those two sets of directives are generally what allows cups to listen
> and accept jobs from the network (in this case with virtually no
> You certainly can check to make sure cups is listening by using:
> $ netstat -l -t | grep ipp
> Which should return something like:
> tcp 0 0 *:ipp *:* LISTEN
> tcp6 0 0 *:ipp *:* LISTEN
I did this and got exactly as shown.
> My questions for Norman at this point would be...
> 1. Have you verified network connectivity between the windows box and
> the ubuntu box? Can you ping servername or ping ipaddress?
> 2. What happens when you open a browser on the windows machine and
> browse to:
> http://ipaddressofcupsserver:631/printers (you should see a web
> page that shows your printers).
> 3. What is the name of your printer as recognized by cups?
> 4. When you make the connection using the windows Add Printer wizard,
> are you using hostname or ip address? If you are using hostname,
> are you sure this is resolving correctly?
> 5. What does /var/log/cups/access_log or /var/log/cups/error_log say?
> I've helped lots of people help set up windows -> ubuntu printing this
> way. Unless you have made some other changes to the cups configuration,
> or have a connectivity issue between the 2 machines, we should be able
> to get this done.
> ... and this is still far easier than getting samba configured! :)
There are certainly a lot of things to follow up and I will do my best
to carry them out.
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