Printing from networked XP to local linux printer
matt.egger at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 18:29:35 UTC 2006
On 1/12/06, Scott <angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com> wrote:
> R Kimber wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:04:21 +1300
> > Tim Frost <timfrost at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> >> > I've allowed the XP machine to use port 631 on the linux firewall,
> >> > I've given it permission in cupsd.conf.
> >> Have you told cups to listen on all IP addresses? The default setup
> >> on ubuntu is to listen on 127.0.0.1:631 only.
> >> Comment the line
> >> Listen 127.0.0.1:631
> >> and uncomment
> >> Port 631
> > Ah! I had not really understood this. I had tried
> > various permutations of Listen & IP addresses, and anyway thought it was
> > by default listening to 631.
> > You have no idea how grateful I am. Thanks very much.
> > - Richard.
> I'm very intrigued by all of this. I have a printer connected to my
> network. There are also two computers on that network. One running
> Windows and one running Linux. Both print to the printer "out of the
> box" more or less. I didn't have to edit any files. On the Windows
> box I did have to disable the firewall (but only long enough to install
> the printer drivers). And I'm not using a firewall on Ubuntu (unless
> they set something up by default in iptables or some such thing). The
> router both connect to has a built-in firewall and I didn't need to do
> anything with that for the printers.
> I'm just curious. Is my situation odd or unusual?
> [Note: This doesn't relate to my other posts here about my printer
> problems. I have two printers. One has been a problem, and the above
> mentioned has not. The "problem" printer is a driver issue]
> (c) 2006 angrykeyboarder™ & Elmer Fudd. All Wights Wesewved
What's being discussed here is sharing a local printer on an Ubuntu box with
other computers on the same network. Scott, it sounds like you have a
networked printer attached directly to your hub/switch/router. If that's
the case, I wouldn't consider it odd at all that you did not have to
manually edit any config files.
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