remote printing with cups

kapil singh at
Sat Jul 19 12:07:16 UTC 2008


Make sure that your setting is looking something like like,

server setting (where printer is installed)

file : /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

<Location />

# Allow remote administration...

Order allow,deny

Allow @LOCAL


Allow from




client setting: (from where we have to make print)

file : /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

# Show shared printers on the local network.

replace I.P/subnet setting with your network settings, according to which
class of I.P address you are using.
Replace  with your printserver ip address.

Restart the cups service on both server and client computer after doing

$ sudo  /etc/init.d/cupsys  restart

Reply me if it works or having any problem. well, I am working with this
configuration right now.

Thanks  and regards
Kapil singh Kushwah
Linux System Administrator
Hotwax Media Inc

Richard Bown wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to use cups for remote printing, both machines are on the 
> same subnet, the machine used as a cups server
> has published the printer and is seen by the other machine.
> Using Firestarter port 631 is open for both tcp & udp, but the print 
> request is beig refused.
> Are there any futher security layers in Ubuntu 8.04 that need to be
> changed.
> Richard
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