Fedora 12/13 network printer oddness

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 13:52:00 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-06-11 at 16:00 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>> No, it's connected through IPP:
>> ipp://hobbes.localdomain:631/printers/Photosmart-C5500-series
> Does "hobbes.localdomain" always resolve to the print server's IP
> address?  And does it do so on the other client computers?

Yup, I'm not using anything special, it's just a home network with all
the IP->Host translations in /etc/hosts.

I think it has something to do with my wife's laptop but I have no
idea what's going on. I scanned her IP with nmap and it couldn't find
any trace that her laptop is even there, however, all network
connections coming FROM her laptop continue to work fine. I was out of
town this weekend so I haven't had a lot of time to see what's going
on but I'm going to try shutting down the firewall completely to see
if it makes a difference. I don't think it will. I tried that last
week just to see if the printer auto-discovery would work but I'm
going to shut it down and try nmap again.


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