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What is a CUPS server and how to share a printer over a network

I am trying to publish a printer in 12.10 so I can share via samba. In the printer properties, it shows "not publishes, see server settings. I cannot find the server settings.

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marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado, Uri Herrera, fabricator4, Eric Carvalho, gertvdijk Jan 6 '13 at 0:12

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Answer can be found here: askubuntu.com/questions/73367/… –  Luis Alvarado Jan 5 '13 at 19:07

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Open the dash and type Printers, then click on the "Printers" icon.
That will open up a window that will probably have a list of printers.
Move your cursor to the top of the screen to make the context menu show up, and click "Server" -> "Settings".
That will bring up the server settings window, where you can check the box labeled "publish shared printers connected to this system".

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