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Old 01-08-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Cool How to make CUPS a JetDirect/AppSocket print server

I have been told that you can setup cups to listen to port 9100 like a working AppSocket (raw) printer.

I have been looking for some way to do this for days now and no luck... i have found 3rd party tools but none have worked for me ( ppf - Printer Port Forwarder for example )

i wish the printer connected to my routers usb port to print via port 9100 or some other using CUPS.

if there is a way to configure my linux router (with cups) to share its printer via por 9100 to other computers.

The client config i can do easy, but the server config is something that i am not sure can be done with just cups.

for example my routers ip address ( the router that has the printer plugged in to its usb port (/dev/usb/lp0) is

My client machine is, and i wish to use the printer on via por 9100 as i would any jetdirect print server.

I was told i can configure cups to do so but i have not found any way to do it if its true.

Is there really a way to do this? or is this just a myth?

Hope somebody knows,
Old 01-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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Figured it out! anybody interested in knowing how, pm me.

Since theres no info on it out there.. i guess its a secret or something...


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