[kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Feb 25 11:59:28 EST 2010


And try the old standby that we so frequently forget ... turn off the 
windows firewall for a minute, see if things start working. <sigh>

Also, if Windows 7, my experience thus far seems to be, turn off the 
firewall, nothing works. i.e. Before, turning off the firewall lets 
everything through. Now, it lets nothing through. <sigh>

	You have to go into firewall settings and permit all, not just turn 
it off. PITA. What's worse, if wireless is involved, you can't seem to 
set rules by wi-fi connection. e.g. Home vs not-home.

Paul Nijjar wrote, On 02/25/2010 1:14 AM:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 09:15:27PM -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
>> I've actually found that the links is quite old.
>>
>> I went to the samba site and set it up as per the documentation
>>
>> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/CUPS-printing.html
>>
> 
>> On the windows computer the printer status shows as "Access denied,
>> unable to connect"
> 
> 
> I don't have an answer, but I would try three things at this point: 
> 
> - Check your Samba permissions to make sure all guests can print to
>   the shares. 
> - Take a look at what communication is happening with tcpdump or
>   wireshark. 
> - On the Windows guests, try deleting and re-adding the printer, to
>   make sure your Windows clients can *still* see the printers. 
> 
> Sorry I can't be more helpful. 
> 
> I thought you could print via CUPS directly, without using Samba at
> all? Maybe I am being stupid. It will work for standalone networked
> printers (http://<ip address>/ipp) but maybe not for printers attached
> to workstations. 
> 



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