[kde-linux] Problem defining remote CUPS printer

Pollywog linux-kde at shadypond.com
Sun Dec 11 04:02:39 UTC 2005

On 12/11/2005 03:46 am, Robin Atwood wrote:
> I have a small LAN in my apartment and I am trying to print from the
> notebook to the printer attached to the desktop. All services seem to work,
> I can use XDM and ssh and the other hosts show up in the LAN browser. There
> is an iptables rule allowing all protocols and services for local
> addresses. But when I try to use KCC->Peripherals->Printers->Add Printer
> Wizard, when I get to the panel with the list of ipp printers, nothing is
> shown. I played around with the CUPS server settings and managed to
> broadcast the printer definition to the notebook from the desktop, but when
> I printed something the output disappears: it is on neither machines'
> spool. It seems I am almost there but have missed something! Anybody got a
> clue?

I assume the client machine is running Linux and that you have the CUPS client 
package installed on the client machine (the notebook).  Did you 
edit /etc/cups/client.conf so that it connects to the CUPS server?

You will also need to edit the cupsd.conf file on the server so that it will 
allow the client(s) to connect.  Look at the "Network Options" and "Security 
Options" sections of that file.  For example:

<Location />
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From
Allow From 192.168.1.*

Look for that section and change it so it meets your needs.


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