Using the IPP Gateway with InfoPrint Manager for Linux

InfoPrint Manager for Linux now includes an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway. The IPP gateway lets users anywhere in the network who have IPP client software installed to submit print jobs through InfoPrint Manager, even to printers that are not IPP-enabled. Users must follow the instructions provided with the IPP client to add a printer to their desktops. Use the startippgw utility or IPMMI (InfoPrint Manager → Object → IPP Gateway) to enable the IPP gateway.

Important: In order to start the IPP Gateway services, you need to make sure the port which you intent to use (default port is 631) is not occupied by another service. On Linux systems most likely cupsd service already runs on port 631, needed by CUPS DSS as well, which means that you need to start the IPP Gateway on a different port than 631. If you do not use CUPS DSS destination on InfoPrint Manager for Linux, then you can stop cupsd service (do not uninstall CUPS), and use it's default port 631 for IPP Gateway.
  • For information about the startippgw, stopippgw, and lsippgw daemon utilities available to use with the IPP Gateway on Linux, see the RICOH InfoPrint Manager: Reference.
  • The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is an application protocol that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to allow you to print your documents to any IPP-enabled printer whose web address (or Uniform Resource Identifier-URI) you know. You can use IPP to send print data over both LANs and the Internet, so users who are directly connected to your LAN, as well as those who work remotely, have access to the same printers.

An Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway printer is a printer that you create on a client workstation using IPP client software. Users submit print jobs to that printer, and they are sent to InfoPrint Manager through the InfoPrint IPP gateway. The IPP gateway can then send the job on to any InfoPrint printer, even those that are not IPP-enabled.