Patrick Mahan PMahan at
Thu Dec 8 17:15:35 UTC 2011

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>questions at] On Behalf Of Ryan Coleman
>Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:41 AM
>To: FreeBSD Questions
>Subject: CUPS and IPP/JD/LPD
>I have a printer that doesn't support IPP. The leasing agency wants to
>charge me $1400 to "install" the Postcript driver on it but I'm looking at
>another solution, if possible: CUPS.
>I have a MacBook and we have a number of iOS devices around the office here
>that people would love to be able to print from... but AirPrint requires an
>IPP-compatible printer.
>Is there a way to convert or translate IPP to either LPD or JetDirect?


I use JetDirect with my Apple devices.  I print to a HP OfficeJet 7310 all-in-one
with no problems.

I had and older HP Color inkjet (930?) that was hooked up for a while to a Fedora
Core box that was using LPD that worked as well.

Patrick Mahan
Lead Technical Kernel Engineer
Adara Networks
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are solely the responsibility of the author and are not to be
construed as an official opinion of Adara Networks.

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