CUPS and printer with dynamic DNS - possible?

Chris G cl at
Fri Jan 23 17:29:32 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:10:53AM -0600, Jason Crain wrote:
> On Fri, January 23, 2009 10:52 am, Chris G wrote:
> > Is it possible to use DHCP with a CUPS printer?
> >
> > I have an HP7310 and would like it to acquire its IP address using
> > DHCP but then how to I configure CUPS to access the printer?  It seems
> > that CUPS needs a fixed IP address to be able to specify the Device URI.
> What is assigning IP addresses?  A router?  It may be possible to always
> assign the same ip address based on mac address.  Or you can go to your
> printer's configuration webpage and set it to use a static ip address.
OK, so CUPS *can't* use a printer by name as opposed to IP address.

I know how to fix the printer's IP address, I just wondered if I had to.

Chris Green

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