Originally Posted by TWF
Has anyone got the Brother MFC 5440 network printer to work in Mandriva? Thanks.
Your model may differ, but the MFC-8840DN was about as simple as plugging it in. It obtained its IP address by DHCP, and nmap shows it runs lots of services out of the box.
Starting nmap 3.50 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2006-06-23 14:58 EDT
Interesting ports on brother (192.168.3.50):
(The 1650 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp open ftp
23/tcp open telnet
25/tcp open smtp
80/tcp open http
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
515/tcp open printer
631/tcp open ipp
8080/tcp open http-proxy
9100/tcp open jetdirect
Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 3.827 seconds
So you can ftp, upload (put) a file, and it gets printed. PostScript or plain ASCII text.
Or telnet to :9100 (jetdirect) and paste the file.
Surf HTTP to the printer to configure it.
Cups could talk IPP.
The printer also acts (:515) like a Unix host running lpd.
For regular use set it up in cups as "Generic Postscript", and printing from any applications I tried works fine.
Not sure if using a "driver" would buy me anything else? Maybe I could get duplex to work.