sharing printers with Mac - Rendezvous?

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Sat Jan 1 15:25:15 PST 2005

On Jan 1, 2005, at 12:22 PM, Timothy Luoma wrote:

> I've been trying to find information on how to setup printer sharing 
> so that I can print from a Mac to a FreeBSD machine on the same LAN.
> Everything I find seems to revolve around the announcement for 
> Rendezvous, but it's mostly PR and little actual information.
> The question I can't seem to find an answer to is:
> What's the easiest way to setup a printer (USB connected to FreeBSD) 
> so I can print from a Mac to it?
> (the FreeBSD machine has a static IP, if that helps)
> Any help, including good pointers?  I'm familiar with CUPS from Mac OS 
> X so I'm going to try to explore that as a possibility.
> TjL

I would recommend setting up the lpd daemon.  This is supported by Mac 
OS X be default, so there's not a whole lot to setup.  No Rendevous 

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks              -Homer J Simpson
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