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Old 09-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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cups client not printing on server


I have searched high and low and tried what must be every conceivable cupsd.conf arrangement and variable but I cannot get my portable running PCLinuxOS to print to my Canon printer attached to my Fedora 5 desktop.
I can see the printer from the client and it will send a print file to it with no error message coming back but the access log in the cups interface - localhost:631 - just has the following line repeated as the client tries to print - client lan address 10.0.0.5

10.0.0.5 - - [08/Sep/2006:18:27:04 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 403 0 - -

This is repeated every 30 secs and the 403 error is access denied I believe.

I can print locally and also from 2 other portables running XP through both the lan and the wireless network by using the protocol "http://10.0.0.1:631/printers/Canon" with no problem.

So why the f*ck wont my linux portable print to my linux controlled cups server - I have spent days on this and am really pissed !

Here is my cupsd.conf
<Location /printers/Canon>
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
AuthType None
Allow from All
</Location>
Browsing On
BrowseProtocols cups
BrowseOrder Deny,Allow
BrowseAllow from @LOCAL
BrowseAddress 255.255.255.255
Listen *:631

OK Gurus where to now ? Why is cups such a sh*t to get configured, it should be easy and the documentation sucks.

I shall be calmer after some more beer !
 
Old 09-08-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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It looks to me like you have a deney=all and allow only localhost, 127.0.0.1. The XP boxes are working because they go through samba, and then to the localhost. Add a line to allow 10.0.0.5 or comment out the deny all and try it.

I have found cups client to cups server is very easy to get working, it worked for me from Knoppix on a lapytop to my Mandriva server first try.

Also look to see it you have a /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow files that may be blocking things.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but I have tried that and blanking deny all just stops cups from running. Also you will see further down the line "Allow all" which should cover all eventualities

Host allow and deny are clean
 
  


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