[Samba] Problems adding a printer share
garydale at torfree.net
Wed Jun 20 21:02:14 GMT 2007
It's very important that your CUPS configuration allows printing from
your local network. If not, Windows won't see it. Check your
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf to make sure it allows printing from other than
Michael Powell wrote:
> Thanks! I think there must be slightly more to it, though. If I give
> it that address (or anything like it), Win98 reports that the printer is
> offline & that I can install it but can't print to it until it returns
> online. Since it is online, that tells me something is not quite
> If I type that address into a web browser on the Windows machine, it
> does show up. But there is something about it that the Windows print
> manager does not like.
> I tried it as you have it typed below, as well as:
> Windows does not like either one.
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:47:33 -0400
> Gary Dale <garydale at torfree.net> wrote:
>> You don't need Samba to print. As long as you set up your CUPS
>> configuration to allow other local addresses to print to the server, you
>> can print to it from windows using
>> http://<servername>:631/printers/<printername>, where you replace
>> <servername> and <pritnername> with the appropriate values. <servername>
>> can also be an IP address.
>> If this works, you can also (but don't have to) set up the printer to be
>> shared via Samba by adding a section to your Samba configuration. I
>> recommend that you use SWAT for this - it makes it easy.
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