[arch-general] Cups 1.6 printer discovery

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:46:05 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that cups 1.6 is in core - I have been struggling to get my laptop
> to "see" a shared printer attached by usb to another machine on the
> same network - previously if port 631 was open on all machines in the
> network then cups seemed to make the printer visible on all local
> machines.
> I have been reading that avahi-daemon needs to be running for printer
> discovery to work with the new version of cups but I have not been
> able to get my laptop to see the cups shared printer on a desktop
> elsewhere in the same network - does anyone have a link to the key
> steps in the config to get this working?

Try "BrowseLocalProtocols dnssd" in cupsd.conf.

> I did read that under the new system avahi needs to be running on both
> server and client - but in my case the "server" machine is linux but
> not arch and still running cups version <1.6 and is not currently
> running avahi....

So install Avahi? If I remember correctly, older CUPS versions support
both CUPS and DNS-SD browsing.

Mantas Mikulėnas

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