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Re: printer finding?



On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:
> There are some uncountable number of printers hooked to the
> network at work. Somehow, fedora 10 seems to have discovered
> one of them all by itself, and I'm just kind of wondering
> how the devil it did that.
>
> More mysterious is the device URI that shows up in the
> printer properties:
>
> ipp://labpc2:631/printers/shemp
>
> I'm suspecting labpc2 is a linux box that happens to have
> shemp configured as a printer and I can find it because it
> is on the same subnet as my PC (all the printers are actually
> on a different subnet), so I'm not going directly to the
> printer, but to a different linux box and then to the printer.
>
> Is that a good theory? :-).
>
Yes. If its shared out then you will be able to see it by default I
believe. You can turn that off in the printer dialog. If memory serves
631 is the standard port for cups. I can't recall if printer sharing
is enabled by default but if it is they may not even realize its
shared out. You could send them a print job asking if they realize its
shared out or you might just masquerade as gremlin.



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