Fedora 12/13 network printer oddness

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 20:47:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I should have been more explicit, but both machines were F12 or
F13 at the same time.


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