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8th August 2005, 08:00 PM
I have two computers FC3, connected by a router. They can ping each other, and share files fine, and one has an HP deskjet 880c connected. When I add it on the other one by IPP Cups, it says "unable to read status,(client-error-forbidden). When using LPD Unix protocol, it says 'connected to 192.168.2.2' but still fails to print. I'm gonna go insane lol, any tips? :confused:
23rd August 2005, 07:17 PM
I'm having a problem that is almost exactly the same (I get that error message) and haven't fixed it yet....
Any help? Will keep trying and let ya know how it goes...
5th September 2005, 02:50 AM
NObody has any suggestions we can try?
5th September 2005, 05:14 AM
If I understand your setup correct - you've two PCs
One of them has a printer - connected with parallel (printer) cable or USB.
The two PCs can see each other via TCP/IP (ping).
You say they 'can share files' - but you don't say how. Via SAMBA, FTP, SCP or what?
OK - traditional way to share a printer - you have to have a 'print server'. Etiher built into the printer itself, on the PC it's connected to or an 'appliance' (such as an HP JetDirect box).
*Nix, in all it's glory, comes with a set of tools that'll do just that, and more. It's called 'samba'. The samba package includes both server and client parts - depending on how you use it. You can also setup a web based configuration tool called 'swat' - but real geeks just edit samba's config files <g>. Swat will give you a graphic method to configure your samba server - and if exposed to public access, a security hole. Once the 'host' portion of samba is setup to share your printer, you can setup the 2nd PC to use that printer using samba (client).
I do believe you're using the wrong tool for this job in Internet Printing Protocol - but not being all that familiare with IPP - I could be wrong.
14th September 2005, 06:32 PM
Am also running FC3, trying to network printers and am having the same problem.
This problem seems sufficiently common to warrant a bit of advice from the experts ;-)
14th September 2005, 06:51 PM
Well, when I say share files, I mean by any means. Instant messenging program, ftp, xchat, everything I have tried so far. But when I go under the Sharing tab for the printer, and configure it to be shared to all computers, I still cannot print to it. I suppose the better way would be to use Samba or something like that. Do you know which configuration files to edit, or have a sample? I will try man samba, and see if that gets me anywhere. Thank you for the response.
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