[conspire] corrected to HP LaserJet4M Plus Re: HP LaserJet4 - CUPS lists printer twice

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Aug 28 10:35:04 PDT 2009

Quoting Ken Bernard (kenbernard at gmail.com):

> Along the lines of this thread:
> If you are using DHCP on your network. When installing a networked printer
> it is a good idea to assign the printer a static IP address. Your printer
> will then always be at the same location even after you turn it off and on,
> DHCP will not assign it a new address (it owns it's address instead of just
> leasing).

What he said!  

What good is a published network service wanders around from IP address
to IP address?  Yes, you could kludge around that problem using DDNS --
or by making your DHCP server always issue the same IP to that printer
-- but it's smarter to just not have the problem in the first place.

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