Re: LPP Sharing Problem

From: Jeff Vian (
Date: 09/06/04

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    Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 03:11:40 -0500

    On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 01:44, Norman Nunn wrote:
    > Jeff,
    > Thanks for the input. Is it ok to use the host ip address as input to
    > the system-printer-config tool for "server" on the remote PC? I have
    > also been trying to determine what to use as the "path" (with the config
    > tool above on the same setup screen) on that PC as well. I also added a
    > few responses below.
    > Norm
    > On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 20:05, Jeff Vian wrote:
    > > On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 20:55, Norman Nunn wrote:
    > > > I have been trying unsuccessfully to setup a Cups printer for sharing on
    > > > the second PC of my home network. Sure would appreciate a lead to get
    > > >
    > > The mach with the printer attached can use /dev/lp0 (if it is a parallel
    > > printer). The remote machine cannot use /dev/lp0. It needs to use ipp
    > > or samba. You indicated it was set up for sharing -- I assume you mean
    > > vis the system-config-printer tool. That should set it up for ipp on
    > > port 631.
    > >
    > Yes, that is how I set up the local printer initially. Don't know what
    > to use for the host pc path on the remote pc. The help documentation
    > indicates this is the queue path.

    for server put in the IP address (hostname if you configure it in

    for path use the default(/printers/queue1) but change the last bit
    "queue1" to the actual queue name on the server.

    I tested this on my PC and put in the IP address for server and
    /printers/laser for the path and it just worked. I used an existing
    print queue on my server and set the remote host to print "raw" to it.

    NOTE: the queue used for IPP printing must be set for sharing as you
    already surmised.

    There are 2 things you need to be aware of.
    1. If the IPP print queue on the server is defined as raw, then the
    proper printer driver needs to be selected on the host sending the print
    2. If the IPP print queue on the server is set for the proper printer
    driver, then the host sending the job must be set to print to a raw
    queue (it will be processed by the printer driver on the server).

    This is because the job can only be processed thru the driver once for

    > > The queue name on the remote system MUST be the queue name it was
    > > defined as on the print server. On mine I have the laser printer with
    > > queue name 'laser'.
    > I changed the name but the test page still did not work.
    > > Hostname will only work if you have the hostname/IP mapping done via DNS
    > > or /etc/hosts. You cannot use localhost.localdomain as the hostname for
    > > a remote print server (unless you are using ipp to print locally).
    > >
    > I did not change the hostname yet. I assume I don't need too, and I can have
    > a /dev/lp0 and an ipp printer on the same PC?
    Yes, you can have as many queues as you choose and of any type you
    choose on a single PC. (I have 3 different queues for a single printer
    because I wanted to set the print quality -- 300dpi, 600dpi, and 1200dpi
    for draft thru final quality on a color printer) I also have 2 different
    queues for my laser - raw for use with IPP and with the driver for local

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