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Old 12-29-2003, 07:55 AM   #1
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Question adding cups printer to another machine over the network


i have cups running on a Mandrake 9.2 machine with a printer from a Windows 2000 printer server on a Windows domain installed. how do i add this printer to my Slackware machine? i only need to have 1 cups server running on the domain, right? i'm a complete newbie when it comes to slackware
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:56 AM   #2
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i got it working--apparently i had to have the cups daemon running on the slackware box. so what is the difference between a cups server and cups client? if both boxes are running cupsd, then i don't see the point. it seems that only one box should be having to run the cups server, cause if every computer is running it then it seems like an unnecessary waste of resources. i don't want every computer running a cups server, just one. i want the others to connect to it. can someone enlighten me?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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apparently cupsd acts as both a server and client daemon. doesn't make much sense to me--seems like a waste of resources to be running cupsd as a client daemon when it also acts as a server. but at least i understand it now...
 
Old 01-02-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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Mugatu, maybe when cups is coded to use pthreads (I'm assuming it isnt because support for pthreads is so new to linux) it won't matter so much if the client and server are part of the same load module.
I could also imagine a scanario where client and server are the same code and use some form of http indirection...but I havent had enough coffee yet (no pun intended) to think through this.
Glad you got it working
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:45 PM   #5
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Hmm... I am not running cupsd on my Slackware system, and I can print to my Debian one just fine.

You might have a configuration problem in your /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file on your server or the /etc/cups/client.conf file on your client.

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