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NAME         top

       snmp - cups snmp backend (deprecated)

SYNOPSIS         top

       /usr/lib/cups/backend/snmp ip-address-or-hostname
       /usr/libexec/cups/backend/snmp ip-address-or-hostname
       lpinfo -v --include-schemes snmp

DESCRIPTION         top

       The DEPRECATED CUPS SNMP backend provides legacy discovery and
       identification of network printers using SNMPv1.  When used for
       discovery through the scheduler, the backend will list all printers
       that respond to a broadcast SNMPv1 query with the "public" community
       name.  Additional queries are then sent to printers that respond in
       order to determine the correct device URI, make and model, and other
       information needed for printing.

       In the first form, the SNMP backend is run directly by the user to
       look up the device URI and other information when you have an IP
       address or hostname.  This can be used for programs that need to
       configure print queues where the user has supplied an address but
       nothing else.

       In the second form, the SNMP backend is run indirectly using the
       lpinfo(8) command.  The output provides all printers detected via
       SNMP on the configured broadcast addresses.  Note: no broadcast
       addresses are configured by default.

ENVIRONMENT         top

       The DebugLevel value can be overridden using the CUPS_DEBUG_LEVEL
       environment variable.  The MaxRunTime value can be overridden using
       the CUPS_MAX_RUN_TIME environment variable.

FILES         top

       The SNMP backend reads the /etc/cups/snmp.conf configuration file, if
       present, to set the default broadcast address, community name, and
       logging level.

NOTES         top

       The CUPS SNMP backend is deprecated and will no longer be supported
       in a future version of CUPS.

CONFORMING TO         top

       The CUPS SNMP backend uses the information from the Host, Printer,
       and Port Monitor MIBs along with some vendor private MIBs and
       intelligent port probes to determine the correct device URI and make
       and model for each printer.

SEE ALSO         top

       backend(7), cups-snmp.conf(5), cupsd(8), lpinfo(8), CUPS Online Help

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

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