I don't find anything suitable on this topic: we have a Solaris server, running CSW CUPS and several network printers. Printing using LPD is fast, but when we try socket or SMB, it is painfully slow (<1 sec vs. 30 seconds for a small job).
We avoided this by using LPD up until now when there is a printserver that only supports socket and SMB. The customer declines to replace the unit (please don't ask - we tried everything).
And on the other hand why would socket be slower than LPD?? Has anyone any ideas what to look for/into?