CUPS and printer with dynamic DNS - possible?

Jason Crain jason at
Fri Jan 23 18:03:33 UTC 2009

On Fri, January 23, 2009 11:29 am, 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 know how to fix the printer's IP address, I just wondered if I had to.

It should work with names, but how well it works depends on how dns is
setup.  If your dns/dhcp is run by a router, it may not work.  Also, my
printer (Brother HL-2170W) calls itself BRW00234DDD40A4, so it may be
called something strange.

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