I'm not really sure if QUESTIONS is the right place to start with this
issue but here goes.  (BTW, I've googled the mailing archives for both
FreeBSD and CUPS,  read TFMs, and used the article posted on

My intention is to build a print server supporting 2 parallel and two 
USB printers.  I'm running 4.7-STABLE and have built world and a custom 
kernel on Jan 13 2003.

I've done a fresh cvsup of the ports system this morning to get the
latest parts of the CUPS system.

make and make install went fine and I have launched the cupsd via
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/cups.sh start

Problems start occurring at this point.  Here are the issues I'm

1.  CUPS does not see my parallel ports.  

        # dmesg | egrep -i 'lp|parall'
        ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
        lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
        lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
        ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
        ppc1: <Parallel port> at port 0x278-0x27f irq 8 on isa0
        lpt1: <Printer> on ppbus1
        lpt1: Interrupt-driven port
        ppi1: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus1

        # lpinfo -v
        network socket
        network http
        network ipp
        network lpd
        serial serial:/dev/ttyd0?baud=115200
        serial serial:/dev/ttyd1?baud=115200
        direct usb:/dev/ulpt0
        direct usb:/dev/unlpt0

        So I'm not seeing either parallel printer.  Not sure if this is a
        CUPS issue or FreeBSD issue at this point.  

2.  CUPS http interface "broke"

        If I point a browser at the CUPS host:  http://cupsserver:631/admin
        I see the admin page, but the navbar across the top is missing,
        all I see is the ALT text.  The cups /var/log/cups/access_log
        shows 403 errors for all /images/*gif.

        When I attempt to add a new printer via http interface by issuing
        The browser returns an alert...

                The document contains no data

        and the /var/log/cups/error_log says...

        W [03/Feb/2003:12:11:16 -0600] Possible DoS attack - more than 10 clients 
connecting from!
        W [03/Feb/2003:12:11:16 -0600] Possible DoS attack - more than 10 clients 
connecting from!
        W [03/Feb/2003:12:11:16 -0600] Possible DoS attack - more than 10 clients 
connecting from!
        W [03/Feb/2003:12:11:16 -0600] Possible DoS attack - more than 10 clients 
connecting from!
        If I try to add a new printer with the URL:


        I go to the next page of the "wizard" and fill in the printer
        form, but a submission returns the same errors as above.

3.  Cannot add printers via CLI:

        If I try to add a new printer from a CLI, I see...

        # lpadmin -p LaserJet -E -v parallel:/dev/lpt0 -m laserjet.ppd
        lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible

        the /var/log/cups/error_log reports: 
        I [03/Feb/2003:12:20:52 -0600] New printer 'LaserJet' added by 'root'.
        E [03/Feb/2003:12:20:52 -0600] add_printer: bad device-uri attribute 

If anyone suggestions on where to go from here I'd appreciate it.
Perhaps someone has successfully installed and is using the latest
CUPS and could provide some pointers.


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