Re: [OxLUG] CUPS problem

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Author: Andrew Foulsham
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List, Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] CUPS problem
One possible problem on opensuse is the default susefirewall2 getting in the way.
I would recommend strongly the Swerdna samba / cups / ipp howtos for opensuse !
Beat wishes,

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From: "Simon Iremonger (oxlug)" <>
To: "Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List" <>
Subject: [OxLUG] CUPS problem
Date: Fri, Dec 9, 2011 5:33 pm

> One thing I find strange. I can see the CUPS printers as network
> devices from my Windows machine. Should that happen?

If Samba server is running on the same server as the CUPS server,
it may well be set with "printing=cups" and the result is
that Samba makes all the CUPS printers visible via SMB/CIFS
which would more easily make windows ''see'' them.

That said, I wonder if some kind of new mDNS-discovery is
supported in modern Windows clients.....

That said, for a server at a friends' house, I turned off
Samba-CUPS printing, it just complicates matters (yet
another interdependency) and all windows XP-or-newer
can print directly to CUPS/IPP *anyway* so we don't
need to go via samba at all.

> Good suggestion, but it's not that. The jobs just hang,

I would question:-

* If you look at 'netstat -tn' after printing, do you
see SYN_SENT entries sitting there?

* What do you see in /var/log/cups/error_log and related?