Provided by: cups-browsed_1.0.52-0ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       cups-browsed  -  A  daemon  for  browsing  the  Bonjour  broadcasts of shared, remote CUPS


       cups-browsed [-v | -d | --debug] [--autoshutdown=mode]


       cups-browsed has three independently switchable functions:

       1.  Browse Bonjour broadcasts of  remote  printers  and  create/remove  local  raw  queues
           pointing to these printers.

       2.  Browse  CUPS broadcasts of remote printers and create/remove local raw queues pointing
           to these printers.

       3.  Broadcast local queues with the CUPS protocol.

       Note that 2. and 3. are only to allow communication with legacy  CUPS  servers  (1.5.x  or
       older)  on  the  remote  machine(s).  The  standard method to broadcast for shared/network
       printers to broadcast their presence is Bonjour. The CUPS  broadcasting/browsing  protocol
       is deprecated.

       cups-browsed  can  be  run  permanently  (from  system boot to shutdown) or on-demand (for
       example to save resources on mobile devices). For running it  on-demend  an  auto-shutdown
       feature  can  be  activated to let cups-browsed terminate when it does not have queues any
       more to take care of.


       -v, -d, --debug
              Debug mode

              Auto shutdown mode, mode is off for no auto shutdown, on for  auto  shutdown  being
              active,  and  avahi  for  control  by the avahi-daemon being run on-demand, getting
              auto-shutdown turned off while avahi-daemon is present and on when avahi-daemon  is
              shut down.

              timeout  tells  after  how  many seconds cups-browsed should shut down if it has no
              local queues set up for any discovered remote  printer  any  more.  Default  is  30
              seconds. 0 means immediate shutdown.




       SIGINT, SIGTERM: cups-browsed will shutdown.

       SIGUSR1: Switches cups-browsed into permanent mode (no auto shutdown).

       SIGUSR2: Switches cups-browsed into auto shutdown mode.


       Please take references to cups 1.6.x to include newer versions.  Similarily, cups 1.5.x is
       intended to encompass older versions too.

       In environments with only cups 1.6.x servers and  clients  (plus  cups-browsed  on  either
       server or client or both) the function described in 1.  enables the automatic discovery of
       remote queues and their display in printing dialogues of  applications  and  with  command
       line tools.

       The  facility  provided  by 3. means that servers running cups 1.6.x plus cups-browsed can
       broadcast  their  local  queues  so  that  clients  with  cups  1.5.x  get  these   queues
       automatically  available.  The outcome of 2. is that clients running cups 1.6.x plus cups-
       browsed can use the CUPS broadcasts from servers with cups  1.5.x.  As  with  browsing  of
       Bonjour broadcasts, the created local raw queues are available to applications and command
       line tools.





       The authors of cups-browsed are listed in /usr/share/doc/cups-browsed/AUTHORS.

       This manual page was written for the Debian Project, but it may be used by others.

                                           29 June 2013                           cups-browsed(8)