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Hi Friends,

I want an public ip based printer so that clients can Set up the default local print queue to forward jobs to the IPP (CUPS) print queue stationx on server1.example.com, where x is our stations/clients number
 The queue stationx on server1 dumps print jobs into the  http://server1/printers/stationx.
This is can be examined to confirm that he/she have configured the print queue correctly.

Pls tell me all steps to achive this iam using RHEL5

Thanks alot
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by:arnold
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Are you sure you want to make a "printer" publicly available?

You would need to make sure you allow the traffic from the outside to the RHEL system.  You then have to make sure that your iptables rules are setup to allow such traffic.

To determine the printer queue is setup correctly, all you have to do is send a print job to it.  Then all you have to deal with is making sure the system is externally accessible.
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ty for urs inputs i will certainly do the iptables part but the requrement of my question is "How to  set up" so that ...

"clients can Set up the default local print queue to forward jobs to the IPP (CUPS) print queue stationx on server1.example.com, where x is our stations/clients number
 The queue stationx on server1 dumps print jobs into the  http://server1/printers/stationx.
This is can be examined to confirm that he/she have configured the print queue correctly.?

this is  the main thing

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You have workstation a that is remote.  You have server1 the has CUPS setup.  You want to make sure that worstation has a correct configuration to print through the CUPs server.  I do not believe you need to setup a queue on the workstation, you just need to configure it with a remote printer.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/~till/printing-tutorial/tut.html
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thanks arnold for this link looks quit nice i"ll test it out and update you :-)
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the above doc is for an printer that has an mac address but my hpdekjet 3550 seems to be not having that...
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I'm not sure what you mean.  You want a setup of
workstation -> cups server-> printer IP.

The workstation would use the cups server IP/port.

The MAC address deals with how to fix the printer to a single IP.
This is normally done on a DHCP server or manually setting a static IP on the jetdirect unit.
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ok pls tell me how would client set its default print queue to this shared printer permanently
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