I am using 10.7.5 not 10.6.8 sorry [\edit]
My company recently upgraded to Canon Image Runner C5051 units.
They added print servers with authentication for follow me printing (print at any machine around the building by authenticating).
I have read tons of discussions, forums and google articles on how to get image runners to print with os x - yet to no avail.
I have downloaded both the recent drivers from canon (the PS and URII) updates.
I can only seem to connect to the printer using the "Windows" domain feature in the add printer settings.
The Windows URL is \\printARL\ARLC-Secure.
I can ping the \\printARL and retrieve the IP address. But I cannot do the same with the full path (\\printARL\ARLC-Secure)
Trying to LDP print to the printARL ip does not work. I have no way of figuring out the full path ip address of the print server.
On my windows computer it shows "null" in the port/ip address on the PORTs tab.
So with URII I cannot identify the LDP ip address to use so if I connect via the windows domain it keeps returning error -50.
I guess this makes sense because its not LDP.
Using the windows search to connect and applying the Canon 5051 PS driver it seems to function.
It connects, allows to me authenticate, moves the file to the print server, and shows up at the printer.
But when I print, it does nothing. No output. ...sometimes it even makes the sound like it is printing, but then no dice.
If I try and Generic PS or PCL driver, it sends the document.
But when I print, it seems to produce a paper format error (thinks it LGL)
So if you force the printer to print to LTR, it spits out reems of giberish.
There must be something I am missing.