Provided by: cups-browsed_1.20.2-0ubuntu3_amd64 bug


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


       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-demand 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 to stderr

       -l, --logfile
              Debug logging into /var/log/cups/cups-browsed_log file.

       -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 used.

              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.

              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 jobs.

              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.  Similarly, 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-browsed/AUTHORS.

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

                                           29 June 2013                           cups-browsed(8)