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cups-browsed(8)						       cups-browsed(8)

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

       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  run‐
       ning  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

	      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 shut‐


       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.	 Simi‐
       larily, 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-

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

				 29 June 2013		       cups-browsed(8)

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