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Old 05-15-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
Robert Litt
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Question Teacher needs to put printer on network-Ubuntu


Hi,
I have a lab of 20 computers in my 6th grade classroom. I want to make one of them the print server. I've learned many things, like how to log in as root and edit in the "terminal", but I can not for the life of me achieve the simple....configure my computers on the network with one of them as the print server!

Any step by step "how to" available?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Eek, this could get a little confusing. Ok, now are all of the computers running Ubuntu or do you have a mix?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Print server

They are all on Ubuntu, same version! Shouldn't this be easy?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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Search on the web for howto share printers using CUPS. You may find stuff about Samba, but this is not needed for all Linux boxes.

Basically, you need to add the printer on the server, and set "Listen *.631" and "Browsing On" in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, and make sure that Port 631 is not blocked on the server. Then add the printer on each client, using the Gnome CUPS Manager. You should be able to add it as a network printer using the IPP protocol. The printer should be something like "ipp://hostnameOrIPOfServer:631/printers/Printer", where Printer is the name of the print queue on the server.

I hope this helps (and makes some sense)
--Ian
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
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Hi,

This will give you what you need.

http://occy.net/printing

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 05-18-2006, 02:46 PM   #6
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Did it!!! Yay!!!!

They work! That did it! Hooray!

Had to edit the text of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to get it to finally work. There was one section where that file had "Deny All" in authorizations. When I changed it to "Deny None" it clinched it.

As a newbie I have to say no one told me the simple things like , (duh) go to "terminal", log in with "sudo -s".....use "nano /etc/cups/cupsd.conf" to get to the files to edit....I appreciate all the help....it's hard to be a newbie, but the newness wears off fast, I suppose.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Robert Litt
They work! That did it! Hooray!

Had to edit the text of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to get it to finally work. There was one section where that file had "Deny All" in authorizations. When I changed it to "Deny None" it clinched it.

As a newbie I have to say no one told me the simple things like , (duh) go to "terminal", log in with "sudo -s".....use "nano /etc/cups/cupsd.conf" to get to the files to edit....I appreciate all the help....it's hard to be a newbie, but the newness wears off fast, I suppose.
Well Done!

Rather than Deny None, try "Allow @Local". This should give better security, but it probably doesn't matter.

And yes, the newness does wear off after a while

--Ian
 
  


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