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Re: printers




On 2018-12-13 20:42, Michael Stone wrote:
On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 07:44:29PM +0000, mick crane wrote:
I have a debian buster PC that works as a print server. I can send files to it from windows

How? Do you have samba and the windows machines print via smb, or are
they printing via ipp?

I have another debian buster PC that I sometimes fiddle about on and I'd like to type on that.
"lpr filename"
I don't want the cups sever on it just to print.

You should be able to do that with just the cups-client package and
setting /etc/cups/client.conf to contain "ServerName whatever" where
"whatever" is the hostname or IP of your print server. If that doesn't
work it's likely that the print server isn't set to accept remote
connections (the windows machines wouldn't need that if they're
printing via smb).

It's also possible to make this all magically work via network
broadcasts, but I find it simpler & more reliable to just configure
client.conf in a single print server situaton.

Ok Is no samba, I look cups-client conf, mostly was preamble. Question was curious why can't authenticate with xfce GUI System|Print settings

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