Cups Web Management Through Apache Proxy
kurt.pfeifle at infotec.com
Fri Jun 8 15:04:24 PDT 2007
> Does anyone know anyway to get CUPs to work through a proxy (or
> another method solving this issue)?
CUPS *does* work through a proxy. Your problem is that your proxy does not work for CUPS (it does not allow the CUPS IPP port 631).
What about SSH port forwarding? You'd need a server on the internet that allows you to log in for a SSH session (on a firewall-allowed port). Preferably your CUPS server:
ssh -L 30631:cupsserver:631 -p 22222 username at sshserver -N -f -g
- This logs you into the "sshserver" as "username" on port "22222" (of
course this port must have an sshd listening, and your firewall must
allow a connection).
- The ssh session immediately goes into the background and runs no
other command ("-N -f").
- Then whenever a connect goes to your local port "30631" this connect
is forwarded to "cupsserver:631" (via the background session to
- the "-g" allows any external host to use that tunnel. If you want to
restrict the tunnel to local sessions, just leave away the "-g".
IOW, to connect to your remote "cupsserver", you'll have to type "http://localhost:30631" into the browser address line.
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