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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 (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

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