23 May 2005 terceiro   » (Journeyer)

It's amazing how free software can be flexible. The last weeks I've needed several times do configure printers remotely. Sometimes it's "scary" what can be done with CUPS, ssh, and LinuxPrinting.org.

As I know (since last year, in fact) live 3000 km away from my hometown, and these days my parents bougth a new printer, those software came into hand to solve the problem. :-)

To configure "locally" a remote printer:

ssh remotehost   -L 9999:localhost:631

This way the CUPS web configuration interface on remotehost will be available on http://localhost:9999.

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