CUPS and printer with dynamic DNS - possible?
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 23 17:53:17 UTC 2009
Chris G wrote:
> 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 don't think that's right. CUPS can use hostname for at least SMB,
LPD, and IPP, per http://www.sinenomine.net/system/files?file=L05.pdf (s
well as personal experience as to SMB). I'm not sure if it's the same
for all protocols.
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