[cups.general] Centralized Server Problem

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Wed Jun 13 06:08:03 PDT 2007

Caspar Siebeneicher wrote:
> Sorry, no real change. Lets say my clients name is foo. I added the printer (lets say foopr) on the server as follows
> lpadmin -p foopr -E -v lpd://foo/lp -P /usr/share/ppd/foopr.ppd
> When i try to print it says 
> "Network host 'foo' is busy, down, or unreachable; will retry in 30
> seconds..."
> in the webUI as in the error_log. What am I missing? Is there a client setting to be adjusted (CUPS on client, too)? If theres a specific piece of manual I need to read please point me to it, I myself cant find anything useful for solving my problem in the documentation (thats why I started posting here).
> And please say if what I want 
> (filters are only installed on one machine (server), other machines can have local printers and pass the jobs to the server for filtering)
> is impossible to do with CUPS.

as device-URI, as I suspect your client hosts
require the lpd protocol to use one of the
reserved ports between 721 and 732, and make sure the backend
is running as root.


Helge Blischke

H.Blischke at acm.org

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