CUPS and printer with dynamic DNS - possible?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
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 (s
well as personal experience as to SMB).  I'm not sure if it's the same
for all protocols.

Matt Flaschen

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