[CentOS] CentOS 7 and network printers: FYI

Mon Feb 1 19:00:35 UTC 2016
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Mon, February 1, 2016 9:17 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I got an email from a user that I'd just handed a new CentOS 7
>> workstation to, wondering where all the printers were.
>> It took some investigation to find /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf, and see,
>> in it, at the very bottom of the file:
>> # NOTE: This file is not part of CUPS. You need to start & enable
>> cups-browsed service.
>> Which appears to be brand new with 7, and I have not seen any mention of
>> it.
>> Enabled and started, and the network printers are visible on the cups
>> localhost web page->printers.
> Unrelated to the topic, but may be helpful for somebody who uses cups
> browsing option. I usually turn off cups browsing. Here is why: someone
> brings laptop to our network, and may have one of his/her printers
> "shared". Somebody else finds, sets it up, and happily uses it. Till the
> first person goes away. Then second person comes to me telling my printer
> doesn't work. Which is not my printer, in a sense I can do nothing about
> what the second person had done about that printer...
You're in a different environment. I guarantee no one's wandering in with
a printer here. Plus, on our VLAN, we are the ones giving out IP
addresses, and *only* to MAC addresses we know. We don't know 'em, they
don't get on the network.