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I have a small server (Linux 2.6.x) with one dedicated USB port only for printers. And I have been asked to configure a software to automatically share via IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) any printer connected to that port.

I need a really lightweight solution, as it's a kind of an embedded server, so memory is not a luxury at all.


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What's the question? If you've configured a printer using cups then you're already sharing it via IPP - you may need to amend the access controls though. – symcbean Jul 24 '12 at 8:15
No, I haven't done anything with cups. That's why I am asking. I don't know if CUPS is a good solution or not. But as I said, is like an embedded linux server, so cups may be too big. – fazineroso Jul 24 '12 at 8:55

Sorry, but CUPS is the only thing out there for Linux right now that supports what you said you want to do. Big or small, it's all you've got - as far as software goes.

If you can't use CUPS, go buy a cheap print server (or an expensive one) that supports IPP and plug the printer into that.

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p910nd is a small printer daemon intended for diskless workstations and low-resource situations. Memory and load are negligible.

This is an excellent lightweight solution for embedded systems.

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p910nd is useful software. But it doesn't do what @fazineroso wants. – Michael Hampton Aug 26 '12 at 17:26

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