[CentOS] Cups freeze when remote server is unavailable

Mon Oct 29 14:35:55 UTC 2018
Patrick Bégou <Patrick.Begou at legi.grenoble-inp.fr>

Hi John

thanks for your quick reply. If it is not a bug, as I was reading on the
web, it is some misunderstanding from me.
Running cups 1.4.2 (CentOS6) I was using the "BrowsePoll" directive in
cupsd.conf. So the printers were automatically known from the central
server of the lab. And home printers were working fine with this setup too.
In CentOS7, with cups 1.6.3, this directive does not exist any more and
reading the doc I had understood that it was replaced by the client.conf
file. Reading your answer suggest it is not true.

So could you tell me or suggest reading on the right manner to reproduce
my previous centos6 setup ?

Sorry for this newbie question, I'm not very familiar with cups setup.


Le 29/10/2018 à 14:45, John Hodrien a écrit :
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2018, Patrick Bégou wrote:
>> Any idea ?
> I don't see that this is a bug.
> In client.conf you're telling it which server to use, exclusively. 
> You're not
> adding remote printers, you're telling it which CUPS server to talk to
> everytime you use CUPS clients commands.  You don't even need to run a
> local
> CUPS server if you configure it like this.
> If you want a machine to work at both ends, I'd suggest you don't do
> this, and
> instead run a local CUPS server, and add remote printers to that local
> server.
> jh
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