What seems like a very silly CUPS question

Pete French pete at twisted.org.uk
Wed Jul 21 11:57:17 BST 2004

I';ve set up a amchine with CUPS and Samba. I can print fine
on that machine, the windows clients can print fine on that
machine. All looks great.

Now I want to connect some other FreeBSD boxes to that server.
Which I thought would be simple enough - just enable lpd and set
them up to print raw to it using lpd.

...but for the life of me I cant make it work. lpd starts up
with the error '/dev/lp: No such file or directory', and even
when I can persuade it to accept a job (currently oy outting a + in
hosts.equiv) it doesnt end u[p in the queue or on the remote
printer at all.

Have now spent three hours on this. Help! Anybody got
any good advice ? Is there some magic by way I can make cups
listen as lpd (or any other protocol would do! ipp?)


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