network printer discovery

Is network printer discovery as bad as it appears to be, at first glance?

I’ve used desktop Linux for 20 years. Mandrake, Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu/Neon, and others. I’ve never had so much trouble installing LAN printers as I have on OpenSUSE. I finally gave-up; I turned-off the firewall, and used KDE tools to discover & install the printers–along with their PPD files.

Is there a good tutorial somewhere, or is YAST network printer discovery unusable?

Lance

Printer discovery is achieved using various methods. CUPS can use Avahi (Bonjour) and IPP for discovery…
https://www.cups.org/doc/network.htmlThis may also be of value to you…
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/leap/startup/html/book-startup/cha-print.html#sec-print-net

HPLIP uses service discovery protocols like Avahi, and SLP…
https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/KnowledgeBase/EnableServicesInFirewall.html?language=ko