Robert W. robertwo at insightbb.com
Sat Nov 4 17:48:15 CST 2006

On 11/04/2006 02:42:30 PM, John Mark Clayton wrote:
> Is anyone successfully using CUPS over a network?  It seems I spend  
> more time fixing cups than any other task.  I have a very simple  
> network:
> 1) Linux Xubuntu 6.06 Samba file and printer server with a Cannon  
> S300 USB printer
> 2) Linux Xubuntu 6.06 notebook
> 3) Windows XP notebook that only gets touched for iTunes to see  
> missed In Touch sermons.
> The problem never seems to be the same twice though the symptoms are  
> often the same or similar.  Is samba the best option here?  Has  
> anyone started using one of those usb printers server black boxes?   
> On Amazon, only the Buffalo is getting good reviews.  Has anyone  
> attempted to setup an IPP server on a linux box?

I use CUPS on a network of two Linux boxes: a desktop and a laptop. The  
printer is USB, connected to the desktop. The laptop prints over the  
network. I don't use Samba, because there are no Windows machines.

The machines go through a router and are assigned dynamic IP addresses.  
I found that setting CUPS to broadcast was the simplest configuration.

The desktop, for some reason, loses its network connection. But CUPS  
itself works fine. What symptoms do you see?

Robert W.
robertwo at insightbb.com

It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End. -- Revelations 21:6

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