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1055 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2006 12:51 PM by Zarquon42
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 7:10 AM (in response to Zarquon42)First - I'm only guessing here that you have taken care of the routing/port forwarding issues? Port 631 goes to the right computer?
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I would use:
Notice queue name instead of Printer Name. You find the queue name on the server Mac by highlighting the printer in Printer Setup and doing Show Info.
(Queue name is listed on the CUPS admin "printers" page just above the generic printer icon on the left side)
Hope this helps.G4-867-DP
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 7:09 AM (in response to greg sahli)Nope. Sorry. That does not help. I suppose I should have been more clear; the printer name and queue name are the same in this instance. No, that's not the problem. I did figure it out though; check the next post.Grape iMac DV, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 7:10 AM (in response to Zarquon42)Well, what do you know; I fixed it. After I wrote this, a horrible feeling came over me, as I remembered something I had seen when logged into CUPS on the iMac: The Device URI of the printer. It was "file:///dev/null". "What if," I thought, "THAT was where the print jobs were being spooled to? That would certainly explain why they seemed to vanish into nothingness...they DID." So I created a new printer on the iMac, using GIMP drivers this time, hooked up to THAT one from the PowerBook...and wonder of wonders, it worked.
So...thanks for the help.
*#$% counterintuitive @^&&! un-mac-like !^$@&&* rotten user-hostile UNIX @$^!$ grumble grumble...
Grape iMac DV Mac OS X (10.3.9)Grape iMac DV, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 7:19 AM (in response to greg sahli)No; I'm using a USB printer, which might explain it. The name is DESKJET_840C, and that's its queue name. Or maybe it doesn't have a name, just a queue name. Regardless, it's the only name I found. (Well, besides the name that shows up in my Print dialog, which is "DESKJET 840C")Grape iMac DV, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 3:44 PM (in response to Zarquon42)Well, this got it working locally (using the host computer's domain name), but not remotely. Locally, jobs print instantly. Remotely, it says "Printer is busy; retrying in 10 seconds" forever. I suspect it's some sort of authentication issue, but I have no idea how to diagnose or fix it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 4:34 PM (in response to Zarquon42)Jim,
I jumped over this quickly before - do you have port forwarding set up? This is where you tell the router that every request for port 631 goes to the server's local IP address.G4-867-DP
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2006 5:12 PM (in response to greg sahli)No router--just an Airport card and Internet Sharing enabled. No firewall either. The port is not a problem, as I can log in to the CUPS web interface remotely.Grape iMac DV, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2006 6:11 AM (in response to Zarquon42)I think you misunderstand me....
You do have a router or Airport Base Station or neighborhood wireless access point that is connecting you to the internet, right? That is the piece of the puzzle I am wondering about.
I have a Mac at school that can act as print server to any computer on campus. From home, I can ping the mac, and I can login via ssh. But I can't connect to the CUPS page, and therefore also not print via port 631, because the campus firewall blocks 631.G4-867-DP