What is an IPP Printer
IPP Printers are printers that are attached to a different Linux system on the same network running CUPS or at least with IPP support configured. The networked IPP printers are found via CUPS browsing as long as the print server and client can send and receive connections on UDP port 631.
Configuring CUPS IPP client
Listed below are the steps to configure the CUPS IPP client to see all the allowed networked IPP printer:
1. Edit the /etc/hosts file to add the IP address and hostname of the CUPS server:
# vi /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 220.127.116.11 printserver.mikel.org printserver
2. Modify the /etc/cups/clients.conf file and specify the “ServerName“:
# vi /etc/cups/clients.conf ServerName printserver.mikel.org
3. Restart cups for the changes to take effect:
# service cups restart
4. Use any of the tools listed below to verify if the networked IPP printers are detected:
Once the printers are detected, its now possible to use them immediately without configuring the printer drivers and other settings locally.