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Re: how to access remote CUPS printer?



On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 19:09 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 09:34 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > > On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Tim wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Windows, I've been able to print to a FC4 CUPS server by specifying
> > > > the address to the printserver in the printing setup dialogue on
> > > > Windows, but that's still an issue that requires some administrative
> > > > privileges.
> > >
> > > Why would I have to be root on the client?
> > > I'm pretty sure that ordinary users
> > > have permission to TCP to remote ports.
> > > Are other permissions needed on the client side?
> > You cannot edit client.conf uless you are root on the clients.
> 
> Do I have to use software that uses client.conf ?
FC5 supports only cups printing as part of the distribution. client.conf
is a cups configuration file. Obviously it must in principle be possible
to install a whole different printing system but how easy that is is a
mystery.
> 
> Suppose I do something silly, like getting copies of printing
> software source, replacing things like /etc with /home/me/etc
> and recompiling.
> Would I get something that would let me print to a remote printer?
> 
> I suspect that there might be snags
> that might make it not worth the effort.
> The first would be figuring out what source I needed.
> I suspect that I would also have to replace local port numbers
> to avoid collisions with the system printer demon(s).
> 
> Whether or not it would be worth it, I suspect it would be
> easier than writing an IPP client from scratch.
> 
> -- 
> Mike   hennebry web cs ndsu NoDak edu
> "it stands to reason that they weren't always called the ancients."
>                                                       --  Daniel Jackson
> 
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