9.1 Proposal: Printing support

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Oct 20 14:05:51 EDT 2008

On Mon, 20 Oct 2008, Jeremy Katz wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 09:15 -0700, Jim Gettys wrote:
>> Note there is a client library for IPP for cups that can talk to remote
>> servers, without having to run a spooler locally.  This may be a better
>> option....
> It might be if it were an option that actually worked.  But I tried it a
> month or so ago and you must have the cups daemon running to discover
> remote printers.  That doesn't mean you have to have a local queue set
> up for the printer, but all of the discovery happens in the daemon and
> not in client apps.

why not use DHCP to provide the lpr print server IP address and then use 
that for the IPP printer with a default queue name? (or see if you can 
abuse the DHCP option to provide a URL instead of just a list of servers)

David Lang

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