In relation to this question on printing, I have found that I cannot administer the CUPS instance from a different machine. Is it possible that CUPS is configured to accept jobs only from the local machine, also? Is there a way to configure CUPS to accept jobs from other machines on the network? What is it?

A test of setting up another machine to print raw to the server in question (using the lpd protocol, lpd://server/printqueue) does not seem to be working either. The server is Ubuntu 10.10.

I see the following entry in the cupsd.conf file which suggests that CUPS may only accept jobs locally:

# Only listen for connections from the local machine.
Listen localhost:631

Any help appreciated.

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You are correct about that line. Change it to Listen in order to have it listen on all IPv4-enabled interfaces.

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    This works for printing but not for web interface, which on remote access reports an "access denied" message. Commented Jul 10, 2019 at 9:40

I addition to change interface on which CUPS is listening (as described above) you need to enable remote administration in CUPS web panel (in Administration tab)

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