My RHEL print server is sending SNMP queries to the printers. Why? Can I prevent this?

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  • SNMP queries are sent to printers when we print something by lpr like "lpr -P laserpr text.txt". Is the sending of SNMP queries when printing a implementation of CUPS? Can we disable this function?
  • SNMP queries are causing delays in printing because the printer is taking several seconds to respond to the queries.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Common Unix Printing System (CUPS)

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