[Gllug] Re: usb printing nightmare

Peter Childs bluedragon at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 08:15:14 UTC 2005

Mark Preston wrote:

> Hi Gary,
> If you are running Cups then start apache (if this is installed) - 
> /etc/init.d/apache start should do it.
> Then fire up Mozilla and visit and you should be 
> presented with a web-page through which you can start to administer 
> your printer(s).
> Regards,
> Mark

    You don't need apache, Cups runs its own web server on port 631, 
Just point any browser at the port. This is usally the best method to 
configure cups anyway.
    Infact its not a web server but IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) 
which from what I can work out is a protocol built on top of http to 
support printing. I think its a standard that even some network printers 
follow but I have not seen one as yet.
    Anyway its very useful and makes it quite easy to work out what your 
printer is up to.

Peter Childs
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