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I have my machine connected to a large university network which means that Ubuntu has filled up my printers with other people's printers automatically (mostly MacBooks sharing their printers). This is irritating when I just want to print to the printers I've explicitly added but there are now lots and lots of printers in the list.

How can I stop this behaviour? I've already unticked View >> Discovered Printers.

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  • This one has it the other way: askubuntu.com/questions/89276/stopped-discovering-printers so.... block the ports >:D – Rinzwind Nov 13 '13 at 19:35
  • Which ports? How do I go about doing this? – H Jones Nov 13 '13 at 19:50
  • Out of curiosity, does /etc/cups/cupsd.conf contain the line "Browsing Off"? On mine it says so, and I don't see autodiscovered printers on my university network, but I couldn't remember if it was a change I made. – yjwong Nov 13 '13 at 20:33
  • Yes, it has "Browsing Off" already. – H Jones Nov 14 '13 at 10:27
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I tried to let CUPS not listen to port on the configure file, but CUPS stop working.

Finally, I copied my own printers and rename it with 0 as initial number. So they are at the top of the list.

This can fix it temporally.

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