[CentOS] Using shared printers in CentOS 8

Tue Jan 7 05:06:13 UTC 2020
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 1/6/20 10:00 PM, Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 1/6/20 7:52 PM, Leon Fauster via CentOS wrote:
>> Am 06.01.20 um 22:44 schrieb Robert Nichols:
>>> How do I let a CentOS 8 client make use of the shared printers advertised by CUPS on the network? In CentOS 6, this was just a matter in a checkbox "Show printers shared by other systems" on the CUPS Admin page. Is this function still available somehow? Manually adding all the shared printers on every client would be painful.
>> I used:
>> http://localhost:631/
> Yes, that's how I'm getting to the CUPS Admin page, which is lacking the option to use printers that the print server is sharing.
>> Is the print server running CentOS6?
> Yes, and other systems make use of its shared printers just fine. It's the CentOS 8 CUPS client that doesn't offer to use shared printers.  Does CUPS 2.x perhaps have some hidden setting to operate as a client vs. as a server?  I've never had to configure that before.

OK, I've found a workaround of not bothering with cupsd service locally and just putting a ServerName in /etc/cups/client.conf . That means there is no local spool to accept jobs if the print server or network is down temporarily, but for my use that's acceptable. End of story.

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