Cups clients wont connect
david.brownlee at comcast.net
Mon Apr 4 12:04:36 PDT 2005
You might try changing "Allow From 10.121.131.255" to "Allow from
10.121.131.0/24". The Listen directive also is suspicious since you are
trying to bind to the broadcast address. Change the second Listen to
from "10.121.131.255" to the IP address for lisa. You might also try
using a fully qualified domain name (lisa.<domain> instead of just lisa).
If you're want to use printer browsing, make sure you are running cupsd
on the clients and that /etc/cups/client.conf has "ServerName
localhost". In this scenario, printers are configured with cupsd on the
server which broadcasts printers to the network. cupsd on the clients
see the broadcast an create local print queues automatically. lpstat on
the client then communicates with cupsd on the client.
Anyway, that's my understanding of the process.
Martin Woolley wrote:
> We have several machines running FC3 (cups 1.1.22) and there is no M$ boxes on the network to gum up the works, so this should be easy. One of the servers has all of the printers setup on it and they all work fine. I want the other machines to be cups clients, but I cannot get it to work.
> On the server, I have added the following to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
> ServerName lisa
> <Location />
> Order Deny,Allow
> Deny From All
> Allow From 127.0.0.1
> Allow From 10.121.131.255
> Browsing On
> BrowseProtocols cups
> BrowseOrder Deny,Allow
> BrowseAllow from @LOCAL
> BrowseAddress @LOCAL
> Listen 127.0.0.1:631
> Listen 10.121.131.255:631
> which I think tells our network that lisa is the print server and that she is to listen for cups traffic on the NIC.
> On the clients, I have added the following to /etc/cups/client.conf
> ServerName lisa
> when I do a service cups restart, the service starts ok but an lpstat -t command displays the error message
> lpstat: Unable to connect to server: Connection refused
> If I remove the ServerName entry from client.conf, lpstat -t works but it does not find the printers which are setup on the print server. I can ping lisa so I know that the network is good.
> What am I missing? Does anyone know of an idiots guide to setting up cups client printing? The closest I've found (which describes exactly what I am trying to do) is http://axljab.homelinux.org/Cups_-_Network_Client_Access and I have done what this says to do, but I cannot get my clients to connect to the cups server.
> I am very puzzled as the cups admin manual says
> "CUPS supports automatic client configuration of printers on the same subnet. To configure printers on the same subnet, do nothing. Each client should see the available printers within 30 seconds automatically. The printer and class lists are updated automatically as printers and servers are added or removed."
> The manual says what I am trying to is possible and it implies that it will work without any setup at all - clearly this is a fib.
> Please help! Thanks
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