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

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Feb 11 13:47:16 PST 2007

I would invariably use CUPS, but make CUPS speak the LPD protocol over the
network. IME, that's the easiest way to do things. IMHO, IPP is a solution
in search of a problem.

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 01:56:07 -0800, Eric De Mund wrote:

> 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
>         network:
>     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.
> Thanks,
> Eric
> 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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