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Common UNIX Printing System by Michael R. Sweet

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Chapter 5Server Configuration

This chapter shows how to configure the CUPS server and includes several examples of typical server configurations.

The Basics

The CUPS scheduler consists of an IPP server (cupsd), a polling daemon (cups-polld), and a line printer daemon gateway (cups-lpd). These programs all work together to provide printing services to the client.

Configuration Files

The CUPS server (cupsd) reads several configuration files when it starts up. Normally these files are located under the /etc/cups directory. Table 5.1 lists the configuration files and their purpose:

Table 5.1 Server Configuration Files

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Changing the Server Configuration ...

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