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Old 02-14-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
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Do you need more than CUPS to share printer?


Can I share a printer through the CUPS administration web interface at http://server:631? Or must I install SAMBA to share any printer?

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:28 AM   #2
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but if the printer is hooked to a Linux machine and you want to share it with windoze machines, you will need to install samba as well. I have never shared a printer between two Linux machines, but I would think in that case you only need Cups. I use print servers, so Cups only works fine for me.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 05:37 AM   #3
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You would need samba to share printers to windows machines.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 06:46 AM   #4
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For sharing a printer between two linux machines, you just need to have CUPS installed on both the client and server.

Basically just allow the server's firewall to accept connections on port 631, and make sure that the line:
Code:
Listen *:631
is in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. Make sure that browsing is set to on on the client and servers

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:05 AM   #5
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