accessing shared printed from virtualbox client
On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 20:33:25 +0000 (UTC), I wrote:
> I have a Wheezy host, an XP virtualbox client, and an old LaserJet 5MP
> configured with CUPS and connected by a parallel port. How can I access this
> printer from the XP client?
On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 20:52:13 +0000 (UTC), Liam O'Toole replied:
> Assuming the virtualbox client uses NAT networking (the default), the
> client can't connect directly to the host's CUPS daemon. Instead tell it
> to connect to the virtual private address 10.0.2.0 or similar; see the
> output of the route command on the guest to determine the precise
> gateway address.
Thanks, but I'm not there yet. On the XP client, I ran "route" from the
command prompt and got, in part:
route ADD 184.108.40.206 MASK 255.0.0.0 220.127.116.11 METRIC 3 IF 2
destination^ ^mask ^gateway metric^ ^
So I tried setting up an XP network printer at these two URLs:
but neither was found. I also tried 192.168.1.0, which is shown by route on
the Linux host. "LaserJet_5MP" is the correct Linux name for the printer,
but I must still be doing something wrong.
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