Adding a Remote CUPS Printer


If you chose to add a CUPS (IPP) printer from the Printer Configuration window, you must add the following information to the window that appears:


Hostname - Hostname of the computer to which the printer is attached (or otherwise accessible). This can be an IP address or TCP/IP hostname for the computer. (The TCP/IP name is accessible from your /etc/hosts file or through a DNS name server.)


Printer name - Printer name on the remote CUPS print server. CUPS supports printer instances, which allows each printer to have several sets of options. If the remote CUPS printer is configured this way, you are able to choose a particular path to a printer, such as hp/300dpi or hp/1200dpi . A slash character separates the print queue name from the printer instance.


Complete the rest of the procedure as you would for a local printer (see the section "Adding a Local Printer in Fedora" earlier in this chapter).


Adding a Remote UNIX Printer


If you chose to add a UNIX printer (LPD/LPR) from the Printer Configuration window, you must add the following information to the window that appears:


Host name - Hostname of the computer to which the printer is attached (or otherwise accessible). This is the IP address or TCP/IP name for the computer (the TCP/IP name is accessible from your /etc/hosts file or through a DNS name server).


Printer name - Printer name on the remote UNIX computer. Complete the rest of the procedure as you would for a local printer (see the "Adding a Local Printer in Fedora" section earlier in this chapter).


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If the print job you send to test the printer is rejected, the print server computer may not have allowed you access to the printer. Ask the remote computer's administrator to add your hostname to the /etc/lpd.perms file. (Type lpq -Pprinter to see the status of your print job.)