I'm having a very weird and mostly consistent problem in my iPrint
deployment:

The time it takes to switch between printers is up to 40 seconds,
during which the application freezes. The symptom is worst if
switching to a HP DeskJet printer. Switch to a HP LaserJet driver
takes shorter, but still could take up to 10 seconds.

Done some traces via sniffer - and i see that the iPrint is trying to
resolve the printer name via all sorts of different ways: DNS, WINS -
and only after some kind of timeout expires will it switch.

The stations affected are the ones with NW Client 32 on them
(Win9x/NT/2000/XP). If i remove the Novell client from the station, it
works fast.

The only thing even remotely related to this issue i found said to try
and change the short name, recreate the printers on the server & use
the new NIPP 2.02 (that is in the NW6sp4 - just out of beta).

Has anyone else seen anything like this slowness?

p.s replacing the DNS server (that had problems) to a new fresh
installed on (Win2K based) solved a browsing issue with the drives and
servers, but did nothing to solve the iPrint problem.