BrowseAddress - client update

angelb at angelb at
Thu Aug 18 18:11:52 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?
> >
> >
> >>Clients recieve UDP packets on port 631 and add the printers to the
> >>in-memory list of printers.  Remote printers are not stored in
> >>printers.conf, so when you restart a client's cupsd it has to learn
> >>about the remote printers all over again.
> >
> >
> > Would this be the size of 80bytes per printer held in memory?

> The actual amount of memory used varies depending on the length of
> the printer URI and various printer attributes.  That will be at
> least 2k per printer - the SPS shows an average of 11k per printer,
> although I think we've reduced that since we originally wrote the
> SPS...

Thank you for your replies. I'm keeping them for my documentations... :)

BTW, I want to let you know the BrowseRelay works great!


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