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Re: cups sucks me



On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:00PM -0600, John Pierce wrote:
> > Ok, lets take this from the top. The cupsd.conf should have only one
> > Listen statement in most cases, and that is:
> > Listen 127.0.0.1
> >
> > Clients on the same LAN will be able to print to the printer without
> > any further configuration. That is , no server line needs o appear in
> > the clients.conf file. Further, if the Server line appears in the
> > client.conf file then the client will not be able to print to a local
> > printer.
> >
> > Under no circumstances should system-config-printer be used to
> > configure CUPS printers. It has serious flaws for this purpose.
> 
> Ok, I disagree, if I only have 127.0.0.1 on my print server machine
> then no computer on the local net can print to that print.  I have
> proven this in the last ten minutes.  If I do not specifically tell
> the server to listen on the eth0 address:port then that printer is not
> seen by any other local machine.  Maybe what you indicated should be
> the default behaviour from a cups install from tarball straight from
> ESP software, but not from an rpm out of fedora.
I made one mistake in my earlier response . I spoke only about the
cupsd.conf files on the clients. The cupsd.conf file on the server has
an additions line which may or not be required. This line is as
follows:
Listen <server address>
Otherwise the only othe Listen line is:
Listen 127.0.0.1:631
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Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
telephone: (210)-999-7484


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