Connect to a print server

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This describes how to set up a network printer, i.e. a printer that is not connected to your local computer, but reachable over the network. We assume the print-server is running cups. Then you do not need much more than the print-server's hostname. Let's imagine it is print-server.

Test the connection

To test the connection to the print-server, point your browser to http://print-server:631. You should see an administration GUI. If that does not work, call

nmap print-server

you should see that port 631 is open. If not, the print server may is not providing the cups service to you.

Set up your computer

Create a file /etc/cups/client.conf with the content

ServerName print-server

Test your configuration

Restart your browser and type the "print" button - you will be offered the printer in the network.

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