How to set up a CUPS server
Set up your printer locally
Add networking to CUPS
You need to edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to either allow all computers to print, or a specific computer. For each queue,and for the base CUPS system, you need to specify the permissions. Here is a working example:
Listen *:631 Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock <Location /> Order Deny,Allow Allow From 127.0.0.1 # either this line Allow From All # or a line like this # Allow From 192.168.0.37 </Location> <Location /printers/ThePrinter> Order Deny,Allow Allow From 127.0.0.1 AuthType None # either this line Allow from All # or this line # Allow from 192.168.0.37 </Location>
In this example, we assume you want to allow all your LAN's printers to print on your server. You will have to adjust ThePrinter to your printing queue's name, you can find it if you surf to http://localhost:631. If you are using a firewall, you will need to open holes for the CUPS communication (tcp) and data (udp) packages on both the client and server. On my system, these look like:
iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 631 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 631 -j ACCEPT
Of course, you can add a "-s 192.168.0.37" flag for a more restrictive hole in your firewall.
Don't forget to restart the CUPS service on your systems!