Originally posted by el_pajaro!
I am new to Debian, but not to Linux. Printing on a network with Mandrake es really easy, but I want to use Debian. I think Debian is a lot faster and more intresting opereting system than Mandrake.
I use cups web interfase to configure the printing and it works find locally. The problem is when I want to print over the network. All my computers are using Debian sarge. What utility can I use to share de printers? Can it be done with cups web interfase? Do I need to have the cups server in both the server and the client computers?
Hope to hear soon from you. I want I am starting a cyber cafe and I want it to be only with Linux .
Cups should work fine for sharing the printer. Go into your /etc/cups/cups.conf file on your server machine and in the section Network Options
make sure you have the line Port 631
uncommented. Then in the section Security Options
use something like this.
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
Allow From 192.168.0.0/24
Changing the line Allow From 192.168.0.0/24
to the proper subnet you are using. You would then use /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
to restart the server and have the new configuration used.
Now when you use the http://localhost:631
interface on the client machine to setup the printer when you get to the Device use Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) and for Device URI use ipp://ip_address_of_print_server:631/printers/name_of_printer_on_print_server
and it should be able to use it when you print from the client.