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I have a debian linux I connect to epson c45 when ii install via web base in different computer  it have option to select

 device  usb print #1 epsonstylus c45, inter, ipp ,samba  what shouls i selecrt  my poose is i want  it o print form windows machines  that stay in the network i no need to print with linux

Please sugest the easy way to do if you have another mathod that no need cup it ok
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If you already have samba running on your system, then samba printing will work ( and will also work with earlier  versions of windows (95/98 etc) without too much trouble. If you only have 2000/XP windows systems, then you are probably butter off going for ipp.

Unfortunately, the epson c45 appears to be a 'cheaper' unsupported printer for CUPS. (Unfortunately, manufacturers aren't always that helpful when assisting with driver development under Linux). However you will find that many similar printers work with the same driver. Have a look here:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_Color_670 - Hopefully same driver will work for you?

As a top tip - get the driver working from Linux first, and then deal with the issue of connecting to it remotely. The CUPs interface:

http://localhost:631/admin

is pretty good and works well. (Note - by defauly, you can only connect to this from the localhost machine).

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http://192.168.1.100:631/printers

Click on add printer and follow the wizard:)

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If i wnat to print only in windows xp I do not want to print with linux I can select ipp or not and i still need to set the printer work with linux first, I think if  I want to print with windows machine i can by pass to find printer driver for linux
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>If i wnat to print only in windows xp I do not want to print with linux I can select ipp or not and i still need to set >the printer work with linux first, I think if  I want to print with windows machine i can by pass to find printer driver >for linux

Yes you can bypass the linux printing process if you wish and use only Windows machines. As you have suggested, this can be done via IPP (or raw). Under these circumstances, CUPS acts as an ipp gateway and any PC that you wish to print from must be IPP enabled, and have a suitable driver for the printer concerned.

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