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Mon, Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Adding a Printer by IP Address to an OS X System

To add access to a printer over the network using the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) protocol, take the following steps:
  1. Cllick on the Apple icon at the top left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Print & Fax.
  4. Click on the "+" underneath the list of printers to add a new printer.
  5. Click on the IP icon in the toolbar at the top of the Add Printer window.
  6. Leave the Protocol value set to Line Printer Daemon - LPD and put the IP address of the printer in the Address field, e.g. You can leave the Queue value blank to use the default printer queue. The Name field will be given the IP address by default. You can change it to something else, if you like, to make it more recognizable to you. You can also identify the location, if you like, e.g. "Xerox area". You can specify the print driver to use, if you wish or use a generic print driver. E.g., if the printer supports postscript printing, you could opt for Generic PostScript Printer in the Print Using field. Or you could choose the Select Printer Software option for Print Using and then pick the appropriate printer from the list presented, e.g. "Xerox 700 Digital Color Press, 2.35.0".
  7. Click on the Add button. If you are presented with an Installable Options window, choose any options you know are installed then click on Continue when finished.

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Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:31 pm

SSH Access to an OS X System

To allow SSH access to an Apple OS X system take the following steps:
  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left hand corner of the screen, which will display a menu of options.
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Under the Internet & Network grouping, click on Sharing
  4. Click on Remote Login, which is under the Services section.
  5. You will have the choice of permitting SSH access for "All users" or "Only these users". If you select the latter, specify the accounts for which you wish to grant SSH access by clicking on the "+" beneath the two options and then selecting the accounts that will have SSH access.
  6. Close the window by clicking on the "X" in the upper left-hand corner of the window.

When logging in by SSH, use the "short name" for the account, which can be found by going to System Preferences, Accounts, then clicking on the lock icon, and then selecting the account.

Note: written for Mac OS X 10.5.8, but will apply to other versions as well.

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