BrowseAddress - client update

angelb at angelb at
Thu Aug 18 10:16:38 PDT 2005

> Hi all.
> With a BrowseAddress configured for the CUPS server, does anyone know
> how the clients are updated? In the client system, are there files
> the client keep for printer updates?
> Thanks!
> Angel

I know printcap exist and is written whenever a printer is added or
removed(client, server, or both?). How about changes to attributes
like IP, Description, Location, URI, etc? Where are these changes or
updates kept in the client?

My other thought on this is that the clients probably doesn't care
about attribute changes. The changes are kept only on the servers.
The only concern the clients should have is the availability of the
printer queue in the servers when requesting for print service.
Therefore, copies of printers list in the client system is no longer
necessary. Is this accurate?


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