Question:Q:IP Printing Error: Unable to get printer status (client-error-forbidden)!
I am trying to set up printing to various printers from various Macs, both Intel and PPC, with 10.4.x, using IP Printing in a large network. Setup goes fine. I key in the IP address of the printer, it is seen, both within and/or across subnets, the printer is properly IDed, and the appropriate drivers are used to complete setup. The problem happens when I try to print from any of these computers. I get this error message: "Unable to get printer status (client-error-forbidden)!" I could find no info on this in Knowlege base. If I set up any of these printers using AppleTalk instead, everything works. Probably an issue with the network. Has anyone seen this one?
If the printer is using OSX Server as the print server then setup the printer from a client machine, like this:
Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
address_of_OSXserver:631 (or the name. example: appleserver.somewhere.com:631)
Queue: /printers/PRINTERNAME (PRINTERNAME is network name of printer)
Name: Any name you like
When you key in the ip address this is the server ip address not the printer ip, and you need to remember :631 at the end. The print queue may be /printers/PRINTERNAME or just /PRINTERNAME where PRINTERNAME is the network name of the printer. You can double check this by typing, ping PRINTERNAME in Terminal to see if you get a reply. You may need to experiment with different queue names to get it right or check with your server admin.