[cups.development] Developement of canon mx700 network drivers

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Tue Sep 9 12:17:17 PDT 2008

Michael Wheeler wrote:
> I am commiting myself to the task developing network drivers for the canon mx700, by reverse engineering packet dumps, I'm currently planing on doing the following.
> 1. Dump data flow between a Windows machine and the printer using ethereal/wireshark
> 2. Test interfacing with the printer
> 3. Write drivers for Cups.
> I'm looking for information that would help me in doing this, mostly with step 3. Since it's a network printer and not a peripheral printer I have no idea where I would start with this.

You might want to adapt the existing Gutenprint drivers for this
device; they already have drivers for many Canon printers...

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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