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AirPrint

Postby bulldoglowell » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:02 am

Please add AirPrint support for USB attached printers. QNAP is awesome... this would make it really sweet! :D

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Re: AirPrint

Postby spoon.uk » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:22 am

Printer itself has to support AirPrint not the NAS [well it could but its not something software can enable like that]... The idea behind it is that you print directly to the printer from iOS device not to a printer attached to NAS/Mac...

Sure you understand the concept well enough?

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Re: AirPrint

Postby supermaitai » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:27 am

I think he means creating a airprint server in QPKG form that will allow all printers on the network to be seen by iOS devices. This is currently possible with a MAC or PC to share local printers to the iOS devices. Would be nice to have on a NAS because it would elimate the need to have a computer on.

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Re: AirPrint

Postby spoon.uk » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:43 pm

As long as Apple is willing to give the code out [which I'm sure they won't do] then yeah, I don't see why not...

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Re: AirPrint

Postby ADoko » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:02 pm

This is achievable assuming you have CUPS and avahi already setup on your NAS. (The forums have threads for how to do each.)

After that you can follow the instructions here:

http://www.atxconsulting.com/blog/tjfon ... s-printers

The python script this guy provides requires pycups. I've uploaded a version pre-compiled against python2.6 (ARM-based QNAP models only) here: http://ubuntuone.com/p/Tz9/

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ipkg install python26
ipkg install make
wget -O pycups-1.9.52.tar.gz http://ubuntuone.com/p/Tz9/
gunzip -c pycups-1.9.52.tar.gz | tar xf -
cd pycups-1.9.52
make install


After that it's just a matter of running his code and placing the resulting .service files in the avahi services directory.

Maybe QNAP will dump mDNSPosixResponder for avahi and then make CUPS a QPKG. That would make the above extremely easy. As it stands now more people aren't going to want to do this much "linux kung-fu".

:D

Results from avahi-browse:

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[/opt/unstable/bin] # ./avahi-browse --all --terminate
+   eth0 IPv4 Living Room                                   _tivo_videos._tcp    local
+   eth0 IPv4 Living Room                                   _tivo-videos._tcp    local
+   eth0 IPv4 HOME-NAS                                      SFTP File Transfer   local
+   eth0 IPv4 0000000000000000                              iPod Touch Music Library local
+   eth0 IPv4 My Media on HOME-NAS                          iTunes Audio Access  local
+   eth0 IPv4 My Media on HOME-NAS                          _rsp._tcp            local
+   eth0 IPv4 Living Room                                   Web Site             local
+   eth0 IPv4 My Media on HOME-NAS                          Web Site             local
+   eth0 IPv4 AirPrint HP_Photosmart_C4680 @ HOME-NAS       Internet Printer     local
+   eth0 IPv4 HOME-NAS(AFP)                                 Apple File Sharing   local
+   eth0 IPv4 HOME-NAS(UPNP)                                _upnp._tcp           local
+   eth0 IPv4 HOME-NAS(TimeMachine)                         Apple TimeMachine    local
+   eth0 IPv4 HOME-NAS [00:00:00:00:00:00]                  Workstation          local

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Re: AirPrint

Postby QNAPJason » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:27 pm

Hi ADoko,
We have integrated cups in the upcoming v3.4.0 firmware.
Currently the beta is available for QNAP Intel-based NAS.

viewtopic.php?f=133&t=36763

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Re: AirPrint

Postby ADoko » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:56 pm

QNAPJason wrote:Hi ADoko,
We have integrated cups in the upcoming v3.4.0 firmware.
Currently the beta is available for QNAP Intel-based NAS.

viewtopic.php?f=133&t=36763


Jason,

That is excellent news and most welcome. I'll be waiting patiently for this firmware to move past the beta stage. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Anthony

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Re: AirPrint

Postby lihuihz » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:44 pm

Any solution for intel-base model QNap such as T259?

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Re: AirPrint

Postby schumaku » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:45 pm

lihuihz wrote:Any solution for intel-base model QNap such as T259?

>>>
QNAPJason wrote:We have integrated cups in the upcoming v3.4.0 firmware.
Currently the beta is available for QNAP Intel-based NAS.

viewtopic.php?f=133&t=36763


Better here -> viewtopic.php?f=151&t=37720
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Re: AirPrint

Postby spoon.uk » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:41 am

Not sure what SABnzbd+ has to do with CUPS but hey! :)

[Jason first and then Kurt]

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Re: AirPrint

Postby ADoko » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:55 am

spoon.uk wrote:Not sure what SABnzbd+ has to do with CUPS but hey! :)

[Jason first and then Kurt]


Hah! I never checked the link that Jason posted. I just assumed it was to BETA firmware (that I didn't want). I guess I should check that kind of thing before replying. :oops:

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Re: AirPrint

Postby schumaku » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:56 am

viewtopic.php?f=151&t=37720 ...yes, v3.4 Beta for x86 NAS...

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Re: AirPrint

Postby atb » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:17 am

"Airprint" is a new feature of the latest 3.1 firmware on Synology NAS devices. It seems to work well when I tried it with a USB connected colour laser printer and sent colour pictures from iPhone and iPad.

This was on a 1511+ which I found to be very noisy and less well constructed than the QNAP range so (After trying a second unit which was just as noisy) I changed it for a 459 Pro+

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Re: AirPrint

Postby rafdalb » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:15 am

Hello,

I see cups as well as Bonjour announcement of the printer over the network, however it seems bonjour announcement message is not correctly interpreted by iDevices. I found a page on internet talking about how to enable airprint on Linux servers, but unfortunately this is based on Avahi that is not mDNSresponderposix used by QNAP devices.

Do you know if anyone is working on how to config mDNSresponder to support airprint?

Thanks.

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Re: AirPrint

Postby szpack » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:11 am

How about now?


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