# Printer sharing and also Ubuntu

I have a printer connected it right into my Ubuntu desktop equipment. I intend to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop computer. Is this feasible? If of course, just how can I do this?

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2019-05-05 18:14:42
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Yup. Fairly straightforward also. IMO this is quicker than making use of mugs' internet gui.

1. Make mugs approve links from various other computer systems.

sudo nano /etc/cups/cupsd.conf


And afterwards change Listen localhost:631 with Listen *:631. Conserve and also exit (control+ x, y, return).

Keep in mind : If this computer system ever before heads out right into the wild, where it's not concealed behind a router, it could be worth defining an IP address as opposed to wildcarding. If it rests behind a safeguarded router regularly, you do not require to bother with it.

Keep in mind 2 : If you have a firewall program working on your computer system (eg ufw, firestarter) make certain to permit links on port 631 via.

2. Reactivate mugs :

sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

3. From the Windows computer system, start the Add a printer wizard (in Control Panel > Printers), select network printer and also when you ultimately navigate to the component where you enter an address, stick something similar to this in :

http://your_ubuntu_ip:631/printers/whatever_your_printer_is_called


You after that simply install the Windows vehicle drivers for it and also bish, slam, bong your're done.

If you do not recognize the name (to change whatever_your_printer_is_called), have a look at mugs http://localhost:631 and also see what the name is for the printer.

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2019-05-08 09:07:16
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Yes, It is feasible.

Please consider Network Printing With Ubuntu.

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2019-05-08 07:23:58
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