Provided by: ippusbxd_1.33-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       ippusbxd - Communication driver for IPP-over-USB class printers

SYNOPSIS

       ippusbxd  [-v|--vid  VENDOR_ID] [-m|--pid  PRODUCT_ID] [-s|--serial  SERIAL_NUMBER] [--bus
       BUS]  [--device   DEVICE]   [--bus-device    BUS:DEVICE]   [-p|--only-port    PORT_NUMBER]
       [-P|--from-port   PORT_NUMBER]  [-i|--interface   INTERFACE] [-l|--logging] [-q|--verbose]
       [-d|--debug] [-n|--no-fork] [-B|--no-broadcast] [-N|--no-printer]

DESCRIPTION

       ippusbxd connects to a IPP-over-USB printer and exposes it to a  network  interface  (like
       localhost  or  dummy0)  on  a  given port, so that the printer can be accessed like an IPP
       network printer. The printer is also registered at Avahi to be advertised  via  DNS-SD  on
       the  interface,  so CUPS and cups-browsed(8) will auto-discover the printer for easy setup
       of a print queue. This requires avahi-daemon to be running and the network interface to be
       supported by the Avahi version in use.

       Upon  successful  startup the TCP port it is listening on and the process ID of the daemon
       are printed to  stdout.  ippusbxd  will  shut  itself  down  when  the  connected  printer
       disconnects. When not specifying information about the desired printer, ippusbxd scans the
       USB and connects to the first available IPP-over-USB printer.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Show help message.

       -v VENDOR_ID, --vid VENDOR_ID
              USB vendor ID of desired printer.

       -m PRODUCT_ID, --pid PRODUCT_ID
              USB product ID of desired printer.

       -s SERIAL_NUMBER, --serial SERIAL_NUMBER
              Serial number of desired printer.

       --bus BUS --device DEVICE, --bus-device BUS:DEVICE
              USB bus and device numbers where the device is currently connected (see  output  of
              lsusb(8)).  Note  that  these  numbers  change  when the device is disconnected and
              reconnected. This method of calling ippusbxd is only for calling via UDEV. BUS  and
              DEVICE have to be given in decimal numbers.

       -p PORT_NUMBER, --only-port PORT_NUMBER
              Port  number  ippusbxd will expose the printer over. If this port is already taken,
              ippusbxd will error out.

       -P PORT_NUMBER, --from-port PORT_NUMBER
              Port number ippusbxd will expose the printer over. If this port is  already  taken,
              ippusbxd  will  increase  the  port number by 1 and try again until it finds a free
              port.

       -i INTERFACE, --interface INTERFACE
              Network interface to use. Default is the loopback interface (lo, localhost).

       -l, --logging
              Send all logging to syslog.

       -q, --verbose
              Enable verbose logging.

       -d, --debug
              Enables debug mode.  Implies -q and -n.  Verbose logging will be sent to stdout

       -n, --no-fork
              Enables no fork mode.  Disables deamonization.

       -B, --no-broadcast
              No-broadcast mode, do not DNS-SD-broadcast

       -N, --no-printer
              No-printer mode, debug/developer mode which makes ippusbxd run without IPP-over-USB
              printer

BUGS

       ippusbxd does not detect whether a USB printer is already connected by another instance of
       ippusbxd, so the system/the user has to take care to not start ippusbxd more than once for
       one  and  the  same printer. Especially one should never start ippusbxd repeatedly without
       specifying a printer to assure that all connected IPP-over-USB printers get their ippusbxd
       instance.

                                                                                      IPPUSBXD(8)