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How to set up a new printer without Printer Setup Utility
Authored by: JimAkin on Oct 16, '06 09:58:06AM

In case it's not entirely self-evident, the URL used in this hint is based on the IP address for your Mac's built-in Web server, and the CUPS configure-printer screen is an internal page; you're not hitting the Web when you view it.

When the page requests a username and password, use your OS X login ID and password. Despite what it says about them being sent in the clear, they never leave your Mac; this is equivalent to OS X demanding your password before it installs applications, changes file permissions, and the like.

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Jim



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