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

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sat Aug 29 23:08:20 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 10:53:50PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > Well, my point, I guess, is that I have 6 bright and linux savoy kids in
> > the house from 13-21 and I like them to not make static IP addresses and
> > to recieve their IP addresses from DHCP even when they are trying to get
> > their damn printer to work, or their friends printer, or even the PSP
> > game box on the network, even after after disconnecting the printer from 
> > its home and dragging it up stairs and pressing all the buttons etc. :)  
> It's lucky, then, that I _nowhere suggested_ encouraging (or, to the
> extent possible, allowing) random other people besides the LAN's
> administrator from going around picking static IPs.  So, it turns out,
> not surprisingly, that you're objecting to something that I didn't say.
> This could have been a vastly shorter and more-productive discussion if
> you hadn't done that.

Ah - but that is the point.  Screw the sysadmin issues.  I have
unpredictable people I have to service and time to budget!  If 
I can pretty much assign the mac address to an IP address without 
leaving the bedroom, and without having to learn the interface for some
silly OS or printer I'll take and overhead.  As you saidm with most
devices these days, just turn them on and plug them into the net and
away they go to find a DHCP server.

The box serving DHCP is 10 times what I need anyway :)  Put those CPU cycles
and RAM to good use.  I don't think I'm alone in this.  And when there
is trouble, I really have one place to look... the DHCP log and config
file.  I'm managing people.  I try not to give anyone any reason to try
to load static IP addresses.


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