[conspire] need help setting up Windows XP print client to debian CUPS server

Eric De Mund ead-conspire at ixian.com
Sun Feb 11 01:56:07 PST 2007

Gents, Ladies,

Has anyone here successfully configured a Windows 2000/XP Professional
box to print to a remote debian+CUPS served USB printer?

I'm not having any luck configuring my Windows XP Professional SP2 box
to print to the HP PSC 2350 USB printer hanging off of my debian 4.0
testing host running CUPS.

I've installed these packages on my debian testing host:

o   cupsys
o   hplip
o   hpijs
o   lpr
o   footmatic-db
o   foomatic-db-hpijs
o   cupsys-bsd

And <http://localhost.localdomain:631/printers> shows:

o   HP_PSC_2350_series_USB_myserialnumb_HPLIP
    Description: HP PSC 2350 series
    Location: Local Printer
    Make and Model: HP PSC 2350 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
    Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
    Device URI: hp:/usb/PSC_2350_series?serial=myserialnumb

And I can print to this printer locally just fine. However, when I
attempt an IPP print setup on my XP box, entering the string
"http://chickamauga:631/printers/HP_PSC_2350" as the URL, the dialog
immediately spits back an error:

o   attempted setup:

    Add Printer Wizard
    What printer do you want to connect to?
    (o) Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office
    URL: [ http://chickamauga:631/printers/HP_PSC_2350 ]

o   immediate error message:

    Connect to Printer
    Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was
    typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection
    to the server. For more information, click Help.

    [    OK    ][   Help   ]

Any pointers anyone can send to help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm also open to having this debian box serve up the printer in an LPR/
LPD manner. I've not had luck setting that up, either, and my Windows XP
box is ready to speak LPR/LPD to a remote host.


p.s. My physical network has these two boxes hanging off of and success-
fully talking (SSH's, VNC's, etc. back and forth) through a Netgear
ProSafe VPN Firewall model FVS318. They're both on the same 10.x.y.z
class C network.
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