Limiting list of printers seen by user?

Michael Sweet mike at
Mon Sep 26 04:50:29 PDT 2005

Erik Forsberg wrote:
> ...
> I assume that all parts of the chain need to be updated, i.e. both
> CUPS libraries and server? 

Yes.  The core functionality is implemented in the CUPS server, but
the client also needs to send the requesting-user-name attribute to
get the limited list...

> Will existing programs, compiled against an older CUPS library
> version, work with a newer CUPS library that provides this
> functionality? 

Yes, the CUPS 1.2 libraries are binary compatible with CUPS 1.1.x.

>>(There is still an issue with this and remote printers, but
>>that should be resolved in an upcoming snapshot...)
> Is there a STR entry for this? I can't find it. 

There are (at least) two STRs for browsing that cover this; basically,
we need to add attributes to the end of each browse packet so that
the information is passed to the client...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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