[TriLUG] Strange CUPS behavior

Andrew Perrin clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Fri Jan 5 09:53:39 EST 2007


I have a very odd problem with CUPS in my office. I have a server
(perrin.socsci.unc.edu) that runs my printer, and it shares the printer
using CUPS.  I also have a desktop machine I use for everyday tasks; it's
got a DHCP-assigned dynamic IP address.  The desktop machine uses CUPS to
send print jobs to perrin.socsci.unc.edu.

This has all worked fine for a while. Today I decided (stupid me) to try
the HPLIP drivers for the printer.  Now, every time I try to access the
CUPS server on the desktop machine (using https://localhost:631/admin),
all the printer management buttons refer to perrin.socsci.unc.edu! So, for
example, the "delete printer" button in the printers list has the
following link:


even though the referring page is:


The upshot is that I can't manage the CUPS client on my desktop machine
because the administration panel sends me straight to the server. Any
ideas why this might be happening?


Andrew J Perrin - andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu - http://perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Book Review Editor, _Social Forces_
University of North Carolina - CB#3210, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210 USA
New Book: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/178592.ctl

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