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Old 10-08-2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question lpstat error: add '/version=1.1' to server name.

Hi all,

We have a Centreon/Nagios system (on CentOS7) which runs a check against our ERP servers (RHEL6 & 7) to obtain the current length of the CUPS queues.

The command is effectively 'lpstat -h servername -o /tmp/randomfile'

This has been working sweet for years, but since a 'yum update' (on the Centreon server) a couple of weeks back, the check now fails, with the following error:

lpstat: Error - add '/version=1.1' to server name.

I have looked around for a solution (I don't want to roll the 'yum update' back), but am struggling to find a suitable fix.

Most suggestions are to update my /etc/cups/client.conf file, by adding '/version=1.1' to the ServerName parameter. My Centreon server (the client?) doesn't have this config file. It doesn't even have a cups folder (as CUPS is not installed, or required, on this server).

I can not change anything on the remote linux servers as they are production ERP systems and I don't want to risking shafting anything.

I don't understand why lpstat (or any of the other family of commands) doesn't just allow a switch ( --version ) to enforce the CUPS version.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on how I can get a lpstat to connect to an older CUPS server successfully (i.e.: working around the version=1.1 requirement thing), considering my above restrictions?

Thanks in advance for reading.

Kind regards,

Old 10-08-2019, 10:27 AM   #2
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Turns out that error was a red herring!
In fact, we'd changed the hostname (in Centreon) of one of the ERP servers (to an alias), and CUPS was denying access due to that (despite the error being misleading).

I updated the the ERP server's cupsd.conf file to include 'ServerAlias *', and the issue is now resolved!


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