Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Cups, avahi, and dhcp
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
depontius
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 3450

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Cups, avahi, and dhcp Reply with quote

Changes are coming to Cups - most notably it's dropping the old port 631 method of finding printers, and moving exclusively to the zeroconf stuff. For Linux that means avahi. I've read that Cups won't yet work with avahi, but there are patches being submitted to add that. Whenever this all does come to pass, it sounds like Cups will need avahi.

I thought avahi was another way of doing what dhcp (plus a bunch of other things) normally does. Can avahi live happily on a dhcp-controlled network. Can someone give pointers for how this coexistence works, and what the right way is to set it up. We don't want deuling dual address allocation, after all.
_________________
.sigs waste space and bandwidth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jburns
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 18 Jan 2007
Posts: 1087
Location: Massachusetts USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cups 1.5 works with avahi.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
depontius
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 3450

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was more wondering how avahi worked with dhcp also active.
_________________
.sigs waste space and bandwidth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jburns
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 18 Jan 2007
Posts: 1087
Location: Massachusetts USA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If dhcp is active it will assign an IP address to the computer and avahi will use that address to publish the services that the computer is providing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
depontius
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 3450

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to give this a try. I read a bit about avahi, and then just stayed as far from it as possible.
_________________
.sigs waste space and bandwidth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum