[xubuntu-users] Sharing printers

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Thu Feb 1 02:19:05 GMT 2007


Hey Josh,

Thanks much. I have found pretty much what you've 
said via Google, but your explanation is clearer 
than the page I found.

I'm now at home but will give this a try in the morning.

Skip

Joshua Gardner wrote:
> That URL is a local URL and won't work over the network. Cups supports 
> the Internet Printing Protocol very nicely.
> 
> If you change the portion in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf where it says:
> 
> <Location />
> Order Allow,Deny
> Deny From All
> Allow From 127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1>
> </Location>
> 
> So that it allows from all, or allows from your local network, you can 
> then put the URL ipp://yourhost:631/printers/yourprinter into a Linux 
> computer, and something similar into Windows XP computers too, and it 
> will now be a shared printer.
> 
> If you need to share with Samba (Windows Networking) then I've tried 
> that but not actually gotten it to work. That's just me though. I'm sure 
> someone here has.
> 
> -Josh
> 
> 
> On 1/31/07, *Skip Evans* <skip at bigskypenguin.com 
> <mailto:skip at bigskypenguin.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hey Josh & all,
> 
>     On my machine it calls the local Device URI this:
> 
>     hp:/usb/HP_Laserjet_1022?serial=FL10340
> 
>      From this can you tell how I would share this
>     printer with other machines on the network?
> 
>     Skip
> 
>     Joshua Gardner wrote:
>      > The URL for the printer depends on how you connect to it. smb:// is
>      > printers
>      > shared by Windows servers and is usually in the form
>     smb://server/printer.
>      > If the computer is on a UNIX server running CUPS, you can just use
>      > ipp://servername:631/printers/printername to connect to it.
>      >
>      > If I remember correctly there is a wizard in the printer config
>     program
>      > that
>      > will generate a URL from the data you input.
>      >
>      > -Josh
>      >
>      > On 1/31/07, Skip Evans <skip at bigskypenguin.com
>     <mailto:skip at bigskypenguin.com>> wrote:
>      >>
>      >> Hey all,
>      >>
>      >> I got my printer installed easy as pie on my local
>      >> Xu machine, but another one on the network
>      >> couldn't see it, even though it is marked shared
>      >> under Settings -> Printing.
>      >>
>      >> This is what I did on the second machine (they are
>      >> both on a simple LAN here):
>      >>
>      >> Settings -> Printing -> New Printer
>      >>
>      >> I then gave it a name in the three fields:
>      >> HP-1022
>      >>
>      >> Then I hit the forward button where it asks me to
>      >> Select Connection and has a field for Device URI,
>      >> but I'm not sure what do to here.
>      >>
>      >> Can I provide the Device URI of the printer on my
>      >> own machine here so the remote machine I am
>      >> attempting to configure find it?
>      >>
>      >> Not sure how to get this URI.
>      >>
>      >> Any help, as always, greatly appreciated.
>      >>
>      >> Printer is a HP Laserjet 1022.
>      >>
>      >>
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