[kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers
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Thu Feb 25 15:34:11 EST 2010
This is between my home computers. XP and Ubuntu 9.04 (Mint Gloria)
No firewalls between the computers.
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An eclectic collection of random thoughts
--- On Thu, 2/25/10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 11:59 AM
> 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
> >> I've actually found that the links is quite old.
> >> I went to the samba site and set it up as per the
> >> 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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