cupsys - enable browsing or not?

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at
Wed Apr 26 22:21:46 BST 2006

On 4/26/06, Ante Karamatić <ivoks at> wrote:
> 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.

Turns out cups caches any remote printers it sees and uses that cache
even if browsing is disabled.  See the bug report for more info.

> >
> 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.

This appears to work properly (and as I hoped it would).  Browsing
works when enabled but printers are only shared if ports.conf is

A UI to enable sharing would be nice, but certainly not needed for
dapper.  UI for controlling per-printer sharing would be good too

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