[cups.general] how to get printers on mac os 10.8 from a linux cups in a different subnet

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Wed Nov 7 10:03:05 PST 2012


On 2012-11-07, at 12:42 PM, "franz.pfoertsch.brose" <franz.pfoertsch at brose.com> wrote:
> ...
> What is the offical way to connect from the Mac OS 10.8 WS to the server?
> There must be a better way, as to configure the printqueues local on the WS!

Bonjour is the official way to share and access printers since 10.3.

> why was this feature removed? This break my hole installation!
> Is there a way to enable a smiliar feature, which I do not know?

CUPS browsing was incompatible with application sandboxing and caused a lot of problems on wireless/unmanaged networks (no working DNS, no IPv6 support, IP addresses are not user-friendly). Bonjour support for Linux (Avahi) first appeared as a patch in CUPS 1.4 and is now part of CUPS proper, so it was time to remove the old, clunky CUPS browsing protocol support.

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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