Sunday, July 08, 2012

OS X Lion and CUPS Browsing

My D-Link print server having been killed by a power surge I needed an alternative method for sharing my printer on the network.

Simple, I thought. Plug it into the USB port of my CentOS server, enable CUPS and away you go. After all, OS X has CUPS built in, doesn't it?

Well..yes, sort of. But as I found out, only Bonjour support is enabled so Lion just doesn't see CUPS broadcasts on the network.

To enable CUPS browsing as well as Bonjour open a terminal and run:

cupsctl BrowseProtocols='"cups dnssd"'

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