Bug 140536 - eggcups probing cups server every five seconds
eggcups probing cups server every five seconds
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: desktop-printing (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 135876
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Reported: 2004-11-23 10:08 EST by Anonymous
Modified: 2016-12-16 07:41 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-06 10:59:26 EST
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Description Anonymous 2004-11-23 10:08:31 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2)
Gecko/20040809 Epiphany/1.3.8

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.

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How reproducible:

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.  

Additional info:
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2004-11-23 10:50:14 EST
This should already be fixed in beta2, at least.  Can you try upgrading?
Comment 3 Colin Walters 2004-12-02 12:14:20 EST
zillabug: Any luck with the upgraded version?
Comment 5 Colin Walters 2004-12-10 14:18:22 EST
*** Bug 142320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2005-01-06 10:59:26 EST
Closing out, as I'm no longer seeing the problem and there's been no feedback
from the original reporter.

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