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can't connect to CUPS over wireless

By k.somma ·
Hi, Running SUSE 9.3 (dual boot (Linux/XP) on laptop and main PC). I can connect via Samba to shared files on XP. Can print on the main PC when its booted to XP and I'm running Suse on the laptop. I can see shared files when the PC and Laptop are booted to SUSE Linux ..... NOW on to what I can't seem to configure.

I can't connect and print from the SUSE Laptop (over the wireless network) on the SUSE Main PC. I have tried everything to no avail. Here's the message I get from the terminal window while trying to connect or ping the main machine

> netcat -u -l -p 631 & PID=$! sleep 40 ; kill $PID
Can't grab with bind : Permission denied
[1] 11240

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by Jaqui In reply to can't connect to CUPS ove ...

is cups on the pc configured to accept networked connections?
or is it set to only accept from localhost?
( common for home use )

are both using ipv6? or ipv4?

is the pc firewall configured to allow cups access from the network?

( just a few questions for things that may be the cause )

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by Nico Baggus In reply to can't connect to CUPS ove ...

First you are trying to run a server on a privileged port (netcat Listening on 631) this requires root
Hence the permission denied.

netcat is not ping......
If you want to verify if your remote system is running cups, just connect to it using a browser:
like: http://mainmachine:631/

This should get you some more info.

Nico Baggus

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