LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs > xri
User Name
Password

Notices

Rate this Entry

I learned how to share printers with cups

Posted 03-17-2009 at 08:39 PM by xri
Tags cups, nfs, printer, share

Once I started learning NFS, I initially assumed that it is a Unix only version of Samba. I thought that it would obviously include sharing printers too. However, I was wrong. While Samba allows you to share printers, NFS can't. However, there is a simpler method. CUPS allows you to share printers with all your the Linux computers on your network, through a web interface. It is extremely simple and works right out of the box.
I just used my web browser pointed at http://localhost:631 on the server, to share the printer. Then, on all the other computers you just choose http://server-name:631 and choose the printer. I did not run into important problems but, just in case, there is enough documentation on the same web interface and of course, online.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1918 Comments 0
« Prev     Main     Next »

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement

My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration