[CentOS] Cannot open port 631 for Cups printer sharing

b.j. mcclure keepertoad at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 2 17:21:34 UTC 2009


On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 11:37 -0500, JohnS wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 11:20 -0500, b.j. mcclure wrote:
> > I have been trying to set up printer sharing on the LAN.All machines are
> > CentOS 5.2 fully updated. The problem server is a fresh build.  The box
> > it is replacing worked fine for many months.
> > The problem appears to be a closed port 631 on the new box.  iptables
> > and ip6tables are stopped as shown by the output below.  To confirm I
> > was using nmap correctly I ran it against the old server first which
> > shows 631 open.  No matter what I do to the new box (192.168.2.205) 631
> > remains closed.  I was running it on the new box via ssh which I think
> > eleminates any swithc/router issues.
> > 
> > Any thoughts gladly accepted.  This must be something simple/stupid I
> > have overlooked.  Not much hair left to pull out. ;-/
> 
> Do you have the Cups Service running? service cups status and service
> hplip status.
> 
> JohnStanley
Yes.  See output in original post.  Thanks.
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