Printing through the IPP Gateway

The IPP gateway is a daemon in InfoPrint Manager that lets you print using IPP even if you don't have an IPP-enabled printer, as long as you (and your users) have IPP client software installed on your workstation.
  1. Start the IPP Gateway using the startippgw daemon utility or SMIT (InfoPrint Printing Systems → InfoPrint Utilities → IPP Gateway Daemon).
  2. Verify that the gateway is working. Open your Internet browser and enter the following web address, replacing serverhostname with the DNS hostname of the system where the IPP gateway daemon is running: http://serverhostname:631/printers where 631 is the default port. If you are using a different port, specify the number of the port you are using. If the gateway is working correctly, you will see a list of the printers that are available through the gateway. All of your InfoPrint destinations should be listed. Find the address (URI) of the destination you want your users to print to.

    If you do not have a DNS name server running on your network, replace serverhostname with the IP address of the system where the IPP gateway daemon is running.

    If your InfoPrint Manager environment has two InfoPrint Manager systems in different name spaces on the same machine, you need to start an IPP gateway daemon for each InfoPrint Manager system.

  3. Provide your end users the IPP client software to install on their workstations or laptops and give them the address (the URI from step 1) of the printer they should use. When the end users have completed the installation of the IPP client software, they can print to the printer just as they would print to any other printer.
Windows systems come with IPP client software built in. Users on other Windows platforms can download IPP client software. The Printer Working Group, the organization that is leading the development of IPP, provides a list of IPP client software that you can use to find the appropriate client at http://www.pwg.org/ipp/IPP-Products.html.