Today, I needed to configure cups on a server and used ssh tunneling to accomplish my task.

ssh -L 8888:localhost:631 [enter username of cups server here]@[enter ip address or server name of cups server here]


--Chris

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CUPS provides a web interface (which is sometimes called a GUI, although we rely on the web browser to provide the graphical part) that allows you to view print jobs, printers, and the online help, as well as manage your printers.

The CUPS web interface is available on your machine at the following URL:

    http://localhost:8888