You’ll be glad this part is so easy.
- Use the same printtool as always, and select an existing printer.
- Pull down the Action menu, and select Sharing.
- Click the Queue tab.
- Check the box beside “This queue is available to other computers.”
- “All Hosts” will appear in the Allowed box.
- If you want to restrict hosts, click Remove, then Add.
- Now you can choose to allow anyone on your subnet to print by selecting the local network interface on your server,
- or you can specify a CIDR range of IP addresses,
- or you can specify a single IP address.
You may also need to open your firewall to allow UDP and TCP traffic on port 513.
Older applications may need you to enable LPD printing. Command:
chkconfig cups-lpd on
service xinetd restart
And be sure you’ve specified your server’s and clients’ names correctly, and that they can be resolved.
For Samba printers, you’ll configure smb.conf (discussed elsewhere).