Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140536
eggcups probing cups server every five seconds
Last modified: 2016-12-16 07:41:39 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a cups server serving a few dozen linux desktops. I have
started upgrading them from Fedora Core 2 to RHEL4 beta, and noticed a
very high volume of network traffic on the upgraded machines. I
traced the issue to eggcups, which appears to be probing the print
server for information every five seconds. Since we have about 200
printers, this is causing hundreds of packets to be exchanged between
each desktop and the cups server at each five second interval. This
is a rather serious issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4 Beta
2. Log into GNOME
3. Watch the network traffic flow
Actual Results: tcpdump/ethereal show hundreds of IPP packets being
exchanged with the cups server
Expected Results: not sure.
This should already be fixed in beta2, at least. Can you try upgrading?
zillabug: Any luck with the upgraded version?
*** Bug 142320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Closing out, as I'm no longer seeing the problem and there's been no feedback
from the original reporter.