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CUPS config

2006-12-18 15:45:42.630819+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I put a 500 gig drive in my home server, and in the process re-installed the OS. This lead to all of the usual crap in trying to set up Samba, and I realized that we should really just ditch that last abomination of Windows and go for real protocols, and if I got that working then maybe I could connect the Mac, too. Little did I know.

Anyone succesfully configured CUPS to work with IPP? I'm close, but I'm getting "/usr/lib/cups/backend/http failed" (with nothing in the logs) when I try to start the printer. I have every vestige of authentication turned off (if my neighbors really want to use my printer, more power to 'em), test pages print fine from the server, I've tried URLs that point to both the printer and a printer class, maybe I've got the URL format wrong (just the same one that I'd use to access the info with a web browser) but damned if I can find that information anywhere online.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-19 02:49:33.768566+00 by: DaveP

Crank up the LogLevel in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf ?

Set ServerTokens to full?

Also, looking in my cupsd.conf, I see a comment that:

# Note: the server must be run initially as root to support the
# default IPP port of 631.  It changes users whenever an external
# program is run, or if the RunAsUser directive is specified...

If those don't get you pointed in the right direction, I'd try either the cups mailing list or the printing@apple.com mailing list (which Michael Sweet hangs out on).

#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-02 06:25:59.22298+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

The major headache I've had with CUPS is that there appear to be no real examples of how to use it as a client. All the HOWTOs and tutorials I can find discuss how to set it up as a print server. My printer, however, is hosted by a little Hawking Technologies device on the other side of the room. My devices and peripherals are already set - I'm looking to make Linux my primary workstation - which means I need to print from it to those other devices.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-03 00:18:57.356901+00 by: DaveP

You're still going to be setting up a cups server on your workstation. Applications talk to your server, which talks to the remote server. It's like turtles all the way down.