CUPS and printer with dynamic DNS - possible?

Chris G cl at
Fri Jan 23 18:53:54 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:53:17PM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> 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.
... yes, OK, but the HP printer doesn't actually provide a hostname to
the DHCP server when it starts up.  OK, I can configure dnsmasq to do
it but I might just as well give the printe a static IP really.

Not CUPS fault though I have to admit.

Chris Green

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