Setting Up a Windows Client to Print to the CUPS Server

Recent versions of Windows support the IPP protocol, so you can set them up to print to a CUPS server.

| f - - r Older versions of Windows require an additional program to make use of IPP „■ T- - , ..-r . printing. To use IPP printing on Windows 95 and 98, you need to download the file wpnpins.exe from www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/WUPreviews/IPP/.

Printing from a Windows client using IPP is an alternative to using Samba as the print server on Linux. The printer does not appear as a Windows shared printer from the point of view of the Windows client, and unfortunately this means that you can't just browse for it as you would for a Windows shared printer or Samba printer. You have to enter the specific URL in the Windows Add Printer Wizard dialog box. Figure 19-7 shows what to expect. The URL that is required is made up of the name or IP number of the CUPS server followed by :631 (the IPP port number), followed by /printers/, and finally the name of the print queue on the server. Hence, you see in our example http://hatter:631/printers/laserjet4l.

FIGURE 19-7

Setting up printing to a remote CUPS server in Windows

FIGURE 19-7

Setting up printing to a remote CUPS server in Windows

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