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Old 05-28-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
sitka
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Angry LocalHost:631 - cannot connect


I am trying to install the printer driver for my Brother MFC3320CN printer / scanner / fax machine.
I am using Mandrake 10.1
I have downloaded the driver and CUPS wrapper from the Brother web site and installed them.
The next thing I have to do is type 'http://localhost:631' in my browser to access the printer set up. Unfortunately all I get is an error message 'An error occurred while loading http://127.0.0.0:631/:'

I have checked that I have lo running on by typing 'route' on the command line - it's there, and I have also checked that I have 127.0.0.1 localhost in my /etc/hosts file.

Can anyone give me a clue as to why I can't access localhost:631?

Thanks in anticipation.........
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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Is cups running on the system. You can check this in the Services option somewhere in the Mandrake Control Center.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Is cups running:
netstat -nlp | grep 631

Any firewall rules:
iptables -nL
 
Old 05-28-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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thanks for your reply reddaz & david_ross.
I checked my CUPS server was up and running - it was, I also did the netstat -nlp | grep 631, this produced nothing as far as I can see - is that significant?
The netstat command produced masses of stuff I didn't understand, too much to paste into here anyway.
I'm going to look into the netstat command to see what it does.
Thanks again for your help. If I don't come up with anything, I'll come back here - wish me luck!
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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Do you have a firewall up. If so turn off and see if you can connect.

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Old 05-29-2005, 06:16 AM   #6
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If the netstat command didn't produce any results then it doesn't look like cups is listening for connections.

Can you post the output from:
ps -ef | grep cup
netstat -nlp
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
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I followed Brian1's advice and turned off the firewall - I was able to get a look at the printer set-up screen on localhost:631

This means I have to do a bit of work on my firewall......

Thanks everyone, for your help.
 
  


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