ipps cups printer broken recently

Tijl Coosemans tijl at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 26 12:58:42 UTC 2021

On Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:54:26 -0700 "Russell L. Carter"
<rcarter at pinyon.org> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I don't print much but tax season is coming up and
> now I need too.  Last July I had gotten a Brother_HL_L2340D
> working via ipps protocol.  Sometime in the last months
> that protocol stopped working.  I see that cups has been
> updated to 2.3.3op2.  Now it can't see my printer, but a
> linux box on the same network sees it just fine:
> This is a stable/13 box with up to date ports tree.
> $ linux> lpstat -l -e
> Brother_HL-L2340D_series permanent 
> ipp://localhost/printers/Brother_HL-L2340D_series 
> ipp://Brother%20HL-L2340D%20series._ipp._tcp.local/
> Brother_HL_L2340D_series_knuth network none 
> ipps://Brother%20HL-L2340D%20series%20%40%20knuth._ipps._tcp.local/cups
> $ freebsd> lpstat -l -e
> That is, no output produced.
> When I try to add the printer on FreeBSD using the cups
> interface (http://localhost:631/) it can find:
> Brother HL-L2340D series (Brother HL-L2340D series)
> However the connection is lpd://BRWD80F9967A5AB/BINARY_P1, and
> after configuring as a RAW printer as before, it cannot contact
> the printer when printing the test page.
> I earlier used to kludge this by sharing the printer from linux
> cups but now the freebsd box doesn't see that either.  Linux cups
> prints a test page just fine over ipps.  Linux cups is version
> 2.3.3op2, same as freebsd cups.
> Anyone have an idea how I might fix this?  Did the cups adjacent
> set of packages change so I now missing something essential?

Do you have cups-filters installed?

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