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#1 2013-02-15 01:35:26

UnsolvedCypher
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[SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

It seems like Linux is unable to handle dynamic IPs, they must be static. I would like to file a bug/feature request, but I am unsure of the correct place. Is this a CUPS issue, or something broader/more specific than that?
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#2 2013-02-16 19:40:52

teekay
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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

What exactly is the issue? Sounds like your printer has different IP address each time it connects (which is a DHCP setup issue), or you can just set a DNS for it and use that in CUPS. Or just use Zeroconf/Avahi. But you would need to tell more about your setup and the problem...

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#3 2013-02-16 22:39:38

UnsolvedCypher
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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

teekay wrote:

What exactly is the issue? Sounds like your printer has different IP address each time it connects (which is a DHCP setup issue), or you can just set a DNS for it and use that in CUPS. Or just use Zeroconf/Avahi. But you would need to tell more about your setup and the problem...

Thank you for the response. Yes, the printer does have a different IP address each time it connects, and that is a DHCP issue. I have set it to have a static IP, but I am concerned about users that cannot do this because they cannot control their router. Avahi seems like the right solution, so I think that solves the problem.
  Thank you!

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#4 2013-02-17 01:15:23

nomorewindows
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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

Apple also created a protocol called Bonjour.


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#5 2013-02-17 09:17:16

teekay
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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

nomorewindows wrote:

Apple also created a protocol called Bonjour.

Yup, Bonjour is Apple's implementation of Zeroconf. On Linux it's implemented by Avahi.
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#6 2014-03-11 03:54:00

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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

So how do I make them work together?  I have started cupsd & avahi-daemon.  I'm still seeing an IP on the add printer page on :631


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#7 2014-03-26 18:28:25

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Re: [SOLVED] Printers and Dynamic IP Addresses

empthollow, do not necrobump threads https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.22

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