Yes, I'm still a Vectorbie after all these years, otherwise I would have put this in a different section. I just installed VL 6.0 Standard Deluxe on my newly rebuilt main machine, and when I went to install my printer (HP 920C), this is what I got:
I may have had this problem before ... I vaguely remember having to open port 631.
So I fired up VasmCC, went to Network, got this:
So, here's my situation. I've always had bad experiences with graphical front-ends for iptables (Guarddog, Firestarter, some others now deceased). I'd rather just be able to edit cupsd.conf or pass a command as root ... but I did a bunch of googling and just about everything is either distro-specific or seems off to me. For example, one post suggested openin 127.0.0.1 with https as root ... which sounds to me like I might end up with a printer installed, but that can only be accessed as root.
So I have two questions:
1) Does anybody know of a (relatively) easy way to open port 631? I'll even use Firestarter, I just need some extra-specific instructions, so that I don't end up with messed up rules and not able to connect to the net. I've done this to myself before. If so, I have enough experience with setting up printers with cupsweb that I can probably handle it from there.
2) Would it just be easier to get 6.0 SOHO Deluxe ... with my new mobo and processor after 7 years I think the machine can handle the increased performance hit (if there is one ... I'm going to keep using Xfce).
Any help would be appreciated. I can post my cupsd.conf, but I haven't altered it, so it's whatever the default is.
Thanks everyone. By the way, I have VL 6 on my laptop, and it prints fine, so I can always use that. There is no urgency to this question.