printing from windows XP through CUPS linux printer
kurt.pfeifle at infotec.com
Tue Jun 5 00:44:59 PDT 2007
> Hello Gurus,
> I have configured CUPS to a USB attached printer in fedora and is
> working fine from that machine..
> Now I want to configure this printer from windows XP system
> also..this is also in the same network.
> when googled found that from windows XP with out samba it cannot
> talk to linux CUPS.
Not completely true. Windows XP clients can talk IPP 1.0 (not IPP 1.1) to a CUPS server
> If I give the URL http://172.16.4.38:631/printers/cfgprinter/
You probably need to leave off the trailing "/" from that URI.
> it is asking for login and passwd which i did not understand..
IPP 1.0 does not define any authentication, only 1.1 does.
You have to grant access to anybody, without authentication to
your "cfgprinter". Maybe with a cupsd.conf section like this:
Deny From None
Allow From All
To get some limited, IP-address based access control, you may want to
try this variation:
Deny From All
Allow From 192.168.33.142
Allow From 192.168.33.44
Allow From 10.162.3.*
where the "Allow From ..." lines list all allowed client IP addresses
(with some wildcards allowed).
> pls help me in configuring windows xp system to print thru
> linux CUPS with out samba..
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