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iPrint for Mac??

I am a student in ucd, the university uses novell iprint for the prining jobs in the relevent printing
areas and allows for laptop printing. I have an apple ibook and have been told by computer services
here that iprint is not compatible with mac. Is there any way that i can access the iprint via my
laptop?
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Re: iPrint for Mac??

There is a iPrint client for Mac, however the administrator needs to have the back-end(iPrint server) to the correct version(OES/NW6.5sp3 supports Mac and Linux clients)and configured(Mac and Linux drivers, etc.) in order for everything to work. If they are running this version or later, they may have made a decision to not support these clients at this time.
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niamh.aine.murray@gmail.com wrote:
> I am a student in ucd, the university uses novell iprint for the prining jobs in the relevent printing
> areas and allows for laptop printing. I have an apple ibook and have been told by computer services
> here that iprint is not compatible with mac. Is there any way that i can access the iprint via my
> laptop?


If your school isn't running a new-enough version of the iPrint server,
it won't work automatically. You might be able to set it up manually
though.

First, install the iPrint client for MAC OS X:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2972241.htm

When you download the file, you can open it with stuffit, then inside
you'll see an iprint.dmg. Once you attach to the dmg, you need to run
the installer in it: iprint.pkg.

Once the client is installed, you need to manually install the printer
you'd like to print to. This part is a major pain in the neck, and would
take only two clicks if your school were running a new version of the
iPrint server. Here are the steps for manual printer installation:

1. Go to the web page from which you would install printers if you were
on windows. Instead of clicking on the link to install the printer
(which would work if server were new enough), Ctrl-click the link, and
"Copy Link" to the clipboard. The Link will look something like this:

http://print.example.com/ippdocs/isinstf.htm?ippPrinterURL=ipp://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter&onInstalled=alert&onNotInstalled=install

The part you are interested in is the ipp URL, which in the above
example is ipp://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter

2. Paste the big long URL somewhere where you can edit it, and re-copy
it to the clipboard after trimming it down to just the IPP URL.
(Browser's location field works fine as a place to copy to for editing
purposes).

3. Go to this URL: http://localhost:631/admin
when prompted, enter your short username and password for your mac.
This is the CUPS web interface for printing on your MAC.
Click "Add Printer"
Fill in a name of the printer. Use the same name as the iPrint server
uses for the printer. (i.e. examplePrinter in the example above)
Location and Description are optional.
Click Continue.

4. On the Device screen, choose "Internet Printing Protocol (iprint)"
then hit Continue.

5. On the Device URI screen, paste the ipp:// URI that you got earlier,
but change ipp to iprint and add ?type=ipp on the end. For example
iprint://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter?type=ipp then click continue.

6. Pick Raw/Raw Queue for the make and model. Finish setting up the
printer.

7. Now, Go to system preferences, then to Print & Fax, and you should
see your new printer. Select it, then click "Printer Setup...". Select
"Printer Model" at the top, then find the printer make/model in the list.

As you can see, it might be easier to convince your school's IT
department to upgrade. :)\

One other note: if the printers are "Secure" printers, you'll need to
enter a network username and password to print. Sometimes the password
prompt pops up behind other windows, so if you print a job and it
doesn't come out, you might try using expose (F9) to see if there is a
password prompt window lurking about.

Good luck!
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Re: iPrint for Mac??

Cool tip!

"iPrint Linux" <linux@iprint.novell.com> wrote in message
news:Oq2hf.7755$Pe3.3921@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> niamh.aine.murray@gmail.com wrote:
>> I am a student in ucd, the university uses novell iprint for the prining
>> jobs in the relevent printing areas and allows for laptop printing. I
>> have an apple ibook and have been told by computer services here that
>> iprint is not compatible with mac. Is there any way that i can access the
>> iprint via my laptop?

>
> If your school isn't running a new-enough version of the iPrint server, it
> won't work automatically. You might be able to set it up manually though.
>
> First, install the iPrint client for MAC OS X:
>
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2972241.htm
>
> When you download the file, you can open it with stuffit, then inside
> you'll see an iprint.dmg. Once you attach to the dmg, you need to run the
> installer in it: iprint.pkg.
>
> Once the client is installed, you need to manually install the printer
> you'd like to print to. This part is a major pain in the neck, and would
> take only two clicks if your school were running a new version of the
> iPrint server. Here are the steps for manual printer installation:
>
> 1. Go to the web page from which you would install printers if you were on
> windows. Instead of clicking on the link to install the printer (which
> would work if server were new enough), Ctrl-click the link, and "Copy
> Link" to the clipboard. The Link will look something like this:
>
> http://print.example.com/ippdocs/isinstf.htm?ippPrinterURL=ipp://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter&onInstalled=alert&onNotInstalled=install
>
> The part you are interested in is the ipp URL, which in the above example
> is ipp://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter
>
> 2. Paste the big long URL somewhere where you can edit it, and re-copy it
> to the clipboard after trimming it down to just the IPP URL. (Browser's
> location field works fine as a place to copy to for editing purposes).
>
> 3. Go to this URL: http://localhost:631/admin
> when prompted, enter your short username and password for your mac. This
> is the CUPS web interface for printing on your MAC.
> Click "Add Printer"
> Fill in a name of the printer. Use the same name as the iPrint server
> uses for the printer. (i.e. examplePrinter in the example above)
> Location and Description are optional.
> Click Continue.
>
> 4. On the Device screen, choose "Internet Printing Protocol (iprint)" then
> hit Continue.
>
> 5. On the Device URI screen, paste the ipp:// URI that you got earlier,
> but change ipp to iprint and add ?type=ipp on the end. For example
> iprint://print.example.com/ipp/examplePrinter?type=ipp then click
> continue.
>
> 6. Pick Raw/Raw Queue for the make and model. Finish setting up the
> printer.
>
> 7. Now, Go to system preferences, then to Print & Fax, and you should see
> your new printer. Select it, then click "Printer Setup...". Select
> "Printer Model" at the top, then find the printer make/model in the list.
>
> As you can see, it might be easier to convince your school's IT department
> to upgrade. :)\
>
> One other note: if the printers are "Secure" printers, you'll need to
> enter a network username and password to print. Sometimes the password
> prompt pops up behind other windows, so if you print a job and it doesn't
> come out, you might try using expose (F9) to see if there is a password
> prompt window lurking about.
>
> Good luck!



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