crossing networks with CUPS

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Jul 22 10:40:07 PDT 2004

rjgoyette at wrote:
> One more issue in my attempt to implement a print server.  What do
> you do if your server is on a different network that some of your
> clients, with a router in between?  I have my test server in one
> subnet, and some clients in another network and a cicso router (is
> there any other kind?) between the two.  Clients in the same subnet
> have no trouble seeing the printers on the server, but clients in the
> other subnet, the ones that have to cross a router, don't see any of
> the printers on the server.  I have tried  different BrowserAddress
> options, so far no joy.  Is this one of those local broadcast issues,
> where the broadcast from the server will not cross a router?

Use BrowsePoll and BrowseRelay on one or more clients on the other
subnet (multiple clients == redundancy)


for a complete example (ESP Print Pro and CUPS are equivalent for
this HowTo article)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Printing Software for UNIX             

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