networking problem

Alain Muls alain.muls at
Wed Apr 22 19:44:39 UTC 2009


I have a double problem related to network settings in different environments.

Problem 1:
At work I have a couple of nfs mounted directories. When I work at home, these 
are not available. If by accident I list the directory (whatever the program I 
use) in which I put these network mounted dirs the automount daemon scans for 
their presence and it takes 1 timeout per directory before I can continue to 

Problem 2:
I also have different printer setups and cups each times tries to find all 
printers. Again it takes timeouts before the printer dialog popups. I made a 
script for setting the printers.conf so that only the current available printers 
are in the file.

It is awkward and I would like to have a solution so that these timeouts either 
do not occur or are minimal.


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