System Administration Guide: Printing

ProcedureHow to Set Up a Remote Printer That is Connected to a Print Server by Using IPP

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. To set up a remote printer, choose one of the following methods:

    • Use the lpadmin command:

      # lpadmin -p printer -s ipp://printer-ip-address/printers/printer-name
    • Use the lpset command:

      # lpset -a printer-uri-supported=ipp://printer-ip-address/printers/printer-name

      Using the lpset command with the -a option accepts key/value pairs. In the preceding output, the key that is specified is printer-uri-supported, with the value being ipp://printer-ip-address/printers/printer-name. Typically, you would not configure this value to refer directly to a printer, but rather a print queue on a print server.

  3. (Optional) To determine the URI you have supplied, type the following command:

    $ lpstat -p ipp://printer-ip-address/printers/printer-name

    When you use the lpstat command and specify the URI as the destination, the local printing configuration is bypassed, connecting you directly to the network-attached printer or the remote print server.