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CentOS 7 print sharing to a Mac

2019-09-27 by: Michael Scholten
From: Michael Scholten 
Does anyone have info on sharing a printer from a CentOS 7 machine to
MacOSX clients?

This is just outside my experience and apparently my Google Fu is lacking.

We're setting up Papercut server on CentOS 7 for a client who has offices
with windows and macs. Typically we use a Windows server and have had
little issue there however due to cost (primarily windows server licensing)
it was decided to purchase a pre-built, CentOS unit from ACDI.

Installing the printer on the server was easy and so was connecting a
windows client however, while our Mac can see the shared folders and web
portal on the papercut server we've had no luck printing to the queue. If
anyone has some experience here I'd love some pointers. (I'd even be open
to throwing out the Macs but I don't think the customer will go for that)


=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ I think CentOS does not listen to the local network by default (restricts to localhost) for CUPS. This will probably get you on the right track: https://www.sbarjatiya.com/notes_wiki/index.php/CentOS_7.x_Configure_cups_printing_server Then you should be able to add your printers from the mac as normal. On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM Michael Scholten wrote:

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ Never mind, I didn't realize ACDI sells their Papercut software which appears to be a CUPS replacement. My advice may not be relevant and may break your install.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Since you can connect Windows clients, it appears the print queue is accessible on the network. My guess is there is an option in the Mac printer driver that needs to be toggled. Unfortunately, the best advice for figuring out what that is, will be to compare all tabs of the windows driver with the Mac driver, and see if you see something set on the Windows side not set on the Mac side. Can you monitor the queue in real time? I suspect the job is hinting the print queue, and Papercut is dropping it because something isn't set right, like when you print to a copier that is configured to require PIN codes for department and/or password, and it just drops the job if those aren't set. Good Luck! -Dave nd may 7.x_Configure_cups_printing_server =2E ce

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Also test if the Macs can print directly to the printers, instead of the papercut queue. That would at least rule out a driver being the source of the issue. Cheers, -Dave e t N e and may _7.x_Configure_cups_printing_server l. e nce

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ So apparently I just need to leave the office for a bit. One of our guys was able to figure it out. I don't have any details at the moment as to how he did it but I appreciate the help from you all! Thanks! Also, glad to see there are still people around. It's been mighty quiet around here lately...