Re: discovering network printers on F11

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On Wednesday 16 September 2009 22:40:09 Globe Trotter wrote:

> --- On Tue, 9/15/09, Anne Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:

> > From: Anne Wilson <[email protected]>

> > Subject: Re: discovering network printers on F11

> > To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora."

> > <[email protected]> Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 7:20 AM

> > On Tuesday 15 September 2009 09:37:37

> >

> > Tim Waugh wrote:

> > > On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 08:45 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:

> > > > According to Linux Format this month, if you have

> >

> > SELinux running this is

> >

> > > > to be expected, so you'll have to look for a way

> >

> > to allow the broadcast

> >

> > > > through.

> > >

> > > Eh??

> >

> > Right or wrong, the statement was that the default SELinux

> > blocked network

> > printers.  I haven't got it in front of me, but it

> > went on to say what needed

> > allowing in SELinux to make it work.

> >

> > Don't shoot the messenger ;-)

>

> Thanks, Anne. Where is this article?

I had mis-remembered. What it actually said (page 10, if you have LXF 124, November) was that the firewall by default turns of multicasting. The 'comment' is a bit of a rant, saying that if something as vital as this is disabled there should be some way of alerting you to it.

> Btw, I went and disabled selinux using

> system-config-selinux but the printers were still not discovered. I have

> reverted it back to enforcing, but I wonder what the problem is, and how

> to troubleshoot it.

>

That rules out SELinux, then. If you haven't done so, check firewalls - but I think someone already told you to do that.

Anne

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