Devices running macOS 10.7 and higher or iOS 4.2 and higher (like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) can use AirPrint® to print to SavaPage.
AirPrint maps to the reserved Queue
Avahi needs to be installed on your GNU/Linux host. See Section 22.214.171.124, “Avahi”.
To setup SavaPage AirPrint printing follow the steps described in the sections below.
Since SavaPage uses IPv4 for IP Based Authentication IPv4 should be enabled in the avahi-daemon. This is normally the case, but you can check by editing the Avahi configuration file:
sudo vi /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf
Make sure the
use-ipv4 settings is as follows:
When you made changes to the configuration file, restart the daemon as follows:
sudo service avahi-daemon restart
Create a SavaPage Queue (see Section 4.7, “Queues” ) with a comprehensible URL path mnemonic like “airprint”. It is important not to check the Trusted option, since the queue should be untrusted to enforce IP Based Authentication. This is needed because iOS printing is unauthenticated, i.e. all print jobs have “guest” as originating user. IP Based Authentication finds the “real” user by matching the IP address of the print request with the authenticated user in the SavaPage Web App Session on the same IP address.
file to your personal home directory.
savapage.service is an Avahi service file with
annotations explaining how to adapt it to your own situation. Follow the
$Customize$ annotation to insert your settings. Probably, you
can just accept the defaults.
Copy your tailored service file to Avahi, with this command (assuming the source file resides in your home directory):
sudo cp ~/savapage.service /etc/avahi/services
Check if Avahi has published the SavaPage printer as intended by typing this command:
avahi-browse -a -t
Assuming your GNU/Linux host is called
you named your Avahi print service
SavaPage, you should find
entries in the output like this :
To check if the SavaPage DNS printer is can be found, use this command on a macOS or GNU/Linux workstation :
Assuming your GNU/Linux server host is called
savapage in the Avahi service file, you should see
this entry as output:
Configuring Avahi to use
ipps failed so far.
Service file settings as below have no effect:
<type>_ipps._tcp</type> <subtype>_universal._sub._ipps._tcp</subtype> <port>8632</port>
ippfind does not
identify the service.