[cups.general] Implicit classes

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Tue Sep 13 07:09:08 PDT 2005

Stef Coene wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to configure 2 identical cups servers with each 1000 printers and 1 
> other cups server that polls the 2 cups servers.  For each remote printer, an 
> implicit class is created like it should be and 2 remote printers.
> But, printers are timed out:
> "Remote destination "printer232 at cups01" has timed out; deleting it.."
> I raised BrowseInterval to 30000 but I still have the same problem.
> The polling of the remote server is single threaded.  So it adds the first 
> remote printer and/or implicit class and goes on to the next remote printer.  
> Adding 1000 printers takes so long, that the first printer times out before 
> the polling finishes.
> Right now, I'm trying to add the printers and the classes manual.
> This is on AIX (big iron).  I use cups 1.1.20rc6.

That is not even a full release, and specifically has problems with

> My question is, has anyone tried to use implicit classes with 1000 remote 
> printers ?

Yes, however 1.1.20 had some issues with polling, so you should
upgrade to the current stable release (1.1.23)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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