Aaron Peterson aaron at
Tue May 20 20:00:50 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.

maybe try starting the "cupsd" daemon

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