[xubuntu-users] Sharing printers
skip at bigskypenguin.com
Thu Feb 1 21:47:59 UTC 2007
I created the file on the client at:
(as this is the IP of the machine with the printer)
But it still does not print to the remote machine.
I pulled up printer config on the remote machine
and all it allows now is the 'Goto Server' button,
it does not allow a local one, which is fine since
there is no local one.
However, when I try the Goto Server button, either
with or without 'Require encryption' checked, it
gets this error:
All I can find via Google of that error is one
thread about connection to a Windows machine and a
few more pages not in English.
Sorry for being unilingual! :)
Anyone have any suggestions?
ono devo wrote:
> If all your computers have cups on them, you can skip adding the
> printer on each machine.
> Try creating a file called 'client.conf' in the cups dir, then add:
> ServerName 192.168.1.1
> What this does is makes your local cups install use everything on the
> remote server. If I remember correctly, you won't even need to run the
> cups daemon on any of the client machines, saving you some cycles.
> However, if you wanted to use a printer connected directly to the
> computer using USB or parallel port, you would still need to have the
> cups daemon to manage it.
> from: http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/ref-client-conf.html
> "The ServerName directive specifies sets the remote server that is to
> be used for all client operations. That is, it redirects all client
> requests to the remote server."
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