At work we are trying to set up a Linux machine to act as a print server.
I have set up the Linux box with a HP Laser Jet connected to lp1. On this
box, I can print fine with "lpr" as root or anyone else. Here is the
entry in the printcap file:
However, I cannot get it to print remote jobs.
On the other Linux box I wish to print from, the printcap entry is:
The ip address is correct. Lpd is running on the remote and local
machines. When I try to print remotely, the job enters
the local queue but is never printed. It is never sent to the remote
machine apparently. Currently what I get when I do an lpq on the local
machine, I get:
(local machine, not the one with the printer)
lp is ready and printing
Rank Owner Job Files Total Size
active root 0 (standard input) 8 bytes
1st will 2 (standard input) 13 bytes
Yesterday it kept saying "waiting for 18.104.22.168 to enable queue" or
somesuch. Needless to say, I used lpc to make sure the printer queue was
started. It always says:
("remote" machine, i.e. the one with the printer).
queuing is enabled
printing is enabled
no daemon present
which is what I believe it is supposed to say.
Any help would be appreciated.