Printer Sharing on Linux


Printer connected to PC needed to be share within the intranet by Windows clients. It’s directly connected to PC, no hardware print server is used.


Use CUPS, Samba.


  1. When Firewall is up, make sure
  • eth0 is trusted
  • ports: tcp:137,tcp:138,tcp:139 are open
  1. Printer sharing needs ONLY CUPS, correct printer driver for local linux workstation is NOT necessary for sharing the printer, it’s only necessary for local printing from linux system.
  2. Use Samsung ML1710 driver instead of the driver in ppd format for linux bundled in the CD of the Xerox Phaser 3115.


  •     Hardware: Xerox Phaser P3115 Laser Printer, VAIO LX2
  •     OS: FC4
  •     Applications: CUPS 1.1.23