printer

norman norman at littletank.org
Sun Dec 3 19:44:05 UTC 2006


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> This all depends on where the firewall is. If you are relying on the
> firewall on your router, and the machines you want to connect to are on
> the local network side, this isn't an issue. However, if you are running
> a firewall on your ubuntu machine, then port 631 could very well be
> blocked, and that would explain why you cant make a connection.
> 
> Based on your previous posts, it appears port 631 is listening on all
> interfaces. The question here is what is stopping your windows machine
> from connecting to port 631. What happens if you open a command prompt
> on your windows machine and type (where ubuntu_server is the host name
> or ip address):
> 
> C:\> telnet ubuntu_server 631
> 
> Do you get a "Could not open connection to the host" error?

No, I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner.
> 
> One other thought, are you in fact specifying the port when testing the
> connection via your browser? In other words, typing the following
> address with 631 specified in the address in your windows browser (where
> ubuntu_server is the host name or ip address):
> 
> http://ubuntu_server:631/printers

I get my printers listed with a brief description.

Norman





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