[cups.general] high availability

Stef Coene stef.coene at docum.org
Thu Sep 15 02:36:23 PDT 2005

On Thursday 15 September 2005 11:14, Anonymous wrote:
> Hi,
> We have installed CUPS on 2 servers. The CUPS clients are configured to
> work with these 2 CUPS servers If we define a printer on both systems in
> exactly the same way, the " implicit classes" function of cups will
> recognize this as one printer. So we reached our goal of High availability.
> To easy the administration effort, i was thinking to use rsync to sync the
> contents of the printers.conf file on both machines. Has anyone done this?
> As i need to restart cups to make the changes visible, i was wondering what
> effect this will have on printjobs that are currently being printed. Or is
> there an other way of having cups reread the printers.conf file?
You can try to do a kill -HUP <PID>.  It will reread the cupsd.conf and I 
think also the printers.conf.


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