Provided by: cups-browsed_1.8.3-2ubuntu3_amd64 bug


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


       cups-browsed [-v | -d | --debug] [-c config-file]
       [-o option=value] [-o 'config file line'] ...
       [--autoshutdown=mode] [--autoshutdown-timeout=timeout]
       [-h | --help | --version]


       cups-browsed has four 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.  Browse an LDAP server for  printers  and  create/remove  local  raw
           queues pointing to these printers.

       4.  Broadcast local queues with the CUPS protocol.

       Note  that  2.  and 4. 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 (verbose logging)

       -c config-file
              Uses the alternative configuration file config-file  instead  of
              the standard one.

       -o option=value, -o 'config file line'
              Supply  configuration  options  via  the  command  line. You can
              supply any line which also could be put into  the  configuration
              file,  but  note  that  due to the spaces the line has to be put
              into quotes, or for a simple key/value pair  the  space  between
              key  and value can get replaced by '='. If command-line-supplied
              configuration settings are contradicting with the  ones  in  the
              configuration  file, the ones in the configuration file will get

              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

              What cups-browsed considers  as  inactivity  for  auto-shutdown.
              inactivity-type  set to no-queues (the default) means that auto-
              shutdown is initiated if there are no queues generated by  cups-
              browsed  any  more,  no-jobs  means  that auto-shutdown will get
              initiated if all queues generated by  cups-browsed  are  without

              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  or  jobs  on these. Default is 30 seconds. 0
              means immediate shutdown.

       -h, --help, --version
              Display usage and version info and do not start the daemon.




       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. allows printers that are registered  in  an
       LDAP server to be added as local queues. CUPS servers 1.5.x are able to
       automatically register printers in LDAP. The facility provided by cups-
       browsed  allows  a filter string to further limit the printers that are
       browsed from LDAP.

       The facility provided by 4. 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-

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

                                 29 June 2013                  cups-browsed(8)