Fedora 12/13 network printer oddness

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 14 20:16:24 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 08:52 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote: 
> 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.
> Richard

Is your wife's laptop running Linux? If not it may not see the printer
and you might have to use samba.
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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