Services that can start by default policy feedback

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Thu Feb 24 13:27:12 UTC 2011

On Thu, 24.02.11 09:29, Tim Waugh (twaugh at wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 11:56 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Some questions: 
> > 
> > * Do you know of/maintain another service that should start by default?
> >   Why? 
> CUPS currently starts by default.  The reason is that, even when
> printing over the network as a client, this service is required to be
> running (it spools the job, handles status feedback etc).
> In the default configuration (i.e. client only, no local print queues
> defined) it only listens to UDP port 631, which is used by CUPS
> Browsing.

I still have unupstreamed patches here which would allow us to start
CUPS automatically when a local client needs it or when a printer is
plugged in. 


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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