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Printing From Solaris to Remote CUPS Server

In my futile efforts to get Solaris printing to Canon printers working, I have installed a Linux CUPS print server (after also failing to get cups working right on Solaris)

I am now printing 'basic' documents to the Canon from the Linux print server, however, I need to print from my Solaris clients. What must be configured on Solaris clients?

I tried lp -d lnxserverip:IT3 /etc/hosts and the print job seemed to just 'disappear'. Nothing logged on either system, no print jobs waiting in any print queues, etc....


Thx,
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tfewsterCommented:
Printing from CUPS clients to a CUPS server: http://www.cups.org/sam.html#CLIENT_SETUP
(The implication is that CUPS is installed & working on the client!)

Printing from LPD clients to a CUPS server:
http://www.cups.org/sam.html#PRINTING_OTHER
(Solaris doesn't seem to need the Remote printer configuring on the client, but the CUPS server must be set up to listen for lpd requests)

How Can I Track Down Printing Problems?
http://www.cups.org/faq.php?22
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rhuggaAuthor Commented:

Yep, read those links. Not what I am wanting to do.

I want to print to a Linux CUPS print server on my network. I don't want to use any of the network clogging, cludge browsing stuff built into CUPS. I just want a traditionally remote print server setup, you know, the kind that work.

I want to be able to do this from the command line on my solaris clients:

lp -dMY_CUPS_PRINTER /path/to/myfile

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tfewsterCommented:
>> Printing from LPD clients to a CUPS server:
As I understand it, this is what you want to do - But I'm not clear if you've set the CUPS server up to listen for lpd requests?

Any luck with setting logging to "debug"?
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rhuggaAuthor Commented:

Yea, after delving deeper into CUPS I don't think I want to use it. I will award you the points however, I am sure everything I needed was in those links.

Thanks,
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