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Re: lprng in FC5



Tony Dietrich wrote:
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I believe the functions of lprng are duplicated by the cups-lpd functions shipped with FC3 onwards.

Can your applications not use cups-lpd? There are a large number of wrappers available for almost all printers that linux supports.

I don't know what Boris's problem is, but this is my problem:

I have a redhat 9 machine with lprng.

I've written a few perl cgi scripts that are used
to maintain windows and linux users, windows shares, and printing.

All printer queues are raw queues, the windows
drivers does all the formatting, so I have no need
of Linux drivers.

In lprng I can control at the user and more important,
at the group level who can print and control printer
queues.

This is done by having the cgi script modifying the /etc/lpd.perms file.

This file has lines like:

ACCEPT SERVICE=C SERVER PRINTER=hp46sdr_ps REMOTEGROUP=hp46sdr
ACCEPT SERVICE=M SERVER PRINTER=hp46sdr_ps REMOTEGROUP=hp46sdr
ACCEPT SERVICE=X SERVER PRINTER=hp46sdr_ps REMOTEGROUP=hp46sdr
REJECT SERVICE=X SERVER PRINTER=hp46sdr_ps

ACCEPT SERVICE=C SERVER PRINTER=kem5100_ps REMOTEGROUP=kem5100
ACCEPT SERVICE=M SERVER PRINTER=kem5100_ps REMOTEGROUP=kem5100
ACCEPT SERVICE=X SERVER PRINTER=kem5100_ps

Anyone can print on kem5100_ps, only members of the group
kem5100 can control this queue.

Only members of the group hp46sdr can print and control
the queue hp46sdr_ps.

I havn't found a way of doing this in CUPS.

When this server is updated to Fedora at some time,
I would need lprng for keeping this rather useful setup.

Mogens

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