[Samba] Setup Windows XP to print to CUPS printer on FC5

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Thu Aug 10 03:12:52 GMT 2006

If all you want to do is make your printer available to XP, you do not 
need Samba. CUPS printers are available to XP computers through IPP. 
Connect to your printer from XP as 
http://servername:631/printers/printername. Other than that, the printer 
setup in XP is normal.

For example, I have a Samsung ML-1210 printer connected to my Linux 
server named semper. In XP, the connection is 
http://semper:631/printers/ML-1210. Samba is not used at all to make 
this connection.

Jack Gates wrote:
> I am quite sure this question has been asked before but I can't find 
> anything in the archive and Google does not turn up anything useful.
> I have Fedora Core 5 with an HP LaserJet 5L printer connected to the 
> LPT port.  I also have the CUPS printer queue shared.
> I am trying to setup up a Windows XP laptop with wlan on my home 
> network to be able to print to that printer.
> I have little understanding of how to make samba work.  I have found a 
> lot of information but most of it does not help me or make sense to 
> me.
> I only want the win xp box to have access to the printer and nothing 
> else.
> Do I have to setup a user account between FC5 and XP to make this 
> work?
> I no basically nothing about XP.  I don't know if I have FC5 
> configured to allow XP to see the printer.
> I have spent 9 hours trying to figure out how to setup two different 
> OS and samba and one printer to work on both OS.  I have made no 
> progress in completing my objective.  I don't know which way is up 
> right now.  Can some one help me?
> Thanks,

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