Robert Storey y2kbug at
Tue May 20 19:52:43 PDT 2003

In order to avoid the trauma of manually setting up a printer by editing
/etc/printcap, I thought I would use CUPS. I noticed that it does exist in
the ports collection, so I went ahead and installed it. However, I'm not
really sure how to start it. In Linux, the usual way to run the CUPS
configuration utility is to open Mozilla and type the url
"http://localhost:631/", but when I try that in FBSD, Mozilla complains:

  "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:631"

The handbook doesn't say anything about CUPS, nor is it mentioned in my
dead-tree reference "FreeBSD Unleashed." I assume that maybe CUPS is a
recent port to FBSD? I welcome any suggestions on how to make it work.


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