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Cups with local and remote printers



I came across another weird problem: here at our university department,
we have a few hundred Linux machines, most of them Fedora, and in the
process of being upgraded to fedora 10.
Now my problem is printing. There is a central printserver (running RHEL5)
and making a fedora pc a client (by placing a printserver entry in
/etc/cups/client.conf) makes it possible to access all the printers on
the printserver.
However, a couple of machines have a local printer as well. That used to
work in Fedora 8: set up the local printer (probably autodetected on
install anyway), make sure it is shared, and then make the machine a
cups client so everything goes to the printserver. A solution I found in
some howto on the net, but I can't remember where.
However, in fedora 10, this no longer works. A computer seems to be a
client of the central printserver, or it is not a client, and it can see
its own printer, and any browsed cups printers on the local net.
(and, since our network consists of a couple of subnets in multiple
buildings, just relying on cups to find all printers by browsing on the
local subnet is not a complete solution).

Does anyone know how to do this? The thing is ofcourse, that cups has
not had a major upgrade between fedora 8 and fedora 10, and I see
nothing in the changelogs that indicates a change of behaviour.

David Jansen


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