Printer sharing from Ubuntu 10.04 to Mac OSX

Rao, Mitchell mitchelr at
Mon Oct 11 23:15:45 UTC 2010

So I have a Ubuntu box with a printer trying to share it's printer with a Mac using cups over ipp. Has anynone else had trouble with this?

At first the printer would be stuck in the busy state according to the Mac. Any attempt to change it's state would only work for a split second. Then I found on the ubuntu help site ( a command the run on the Mac,
cupsctl BrowseRemoteProtocols=cups

This works temporarilyand allows printing, but then it fails again some time later, seems to last only to the next restart (which isnt a long time for a laptop).

Any help at all would be appreciated,

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