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Re: CUPS "Unable to get printer status (Forbidden)!"



On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 23:54 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I'm trying to use a printer attached to a USB port
> on a remote machine, but I get the above message.
> I can access the computer in question with
> --------------------------------
> [tim alice ~]$ telnet 192.168.2.2 631
> Trying 192.168.2.2...
> Connected to 192.168.2.2.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> --------------------------------
> 
> I suspect the problem is that the printer is not found,
> whatever name I give to it.
> I see
> --------------------------------
> [Job 66] Unable to get printer status (Forbidden)
> --------------------------------
> in /var/log/cups/error_log on the client machine.
> 
> Any elucidation gratefully received.
I suspect the printer on the print server is not set up to be shared.
 Can other machines print to it?
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