cupsys - enable browsing or not?

Ante Karamatić ivoks at
Wed Apr 26 18:30:52 BST 2006

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:50:47 -0600
"Andrew Jorgensen" <andrew.jorgensen at> wrote:

> Experience suggests otherwise.  For one thing, even with browsing off
> I seem to be able to see all of my network printers:

This should be impossible.


(Please add informations there which I requested.)

> Also, cups recently added a per-printer sharing option "Shared
> Yes|No".

Yes, that's per printer configuration.

> That's fine if others can't use the printer, but it would be
> preferable if they couldn't see it either.  What good is seeing it if
> you can't use it?

I agree. Default should be to export printers to @LOCAL and allow them
to print to them. *But*, make CUPS listen only on localhost. This way,
enabling/disabeling Browsing wouldn't make a difference for exporting
local printers and a simple change in /etc/cups/cups.d/ports.conf would
make your printers visiable/printable to others in @LOCAL.

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