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

The time it takes to switch between printers is up to 40 seconds,
which the application freezes. The symptom is worst if switching to a
DeskJet printer. Switch to a HP LaserJet driver takes shorter, but
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 -
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
change the short name, recreate the printers on the server & use the
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
on (Win2K based) solved a browsing issue with the drives and servers,
did nothing to solve the iPrint problem.