F9 - cups - windows shared printer

Andy Eager eageraj at tpg.com.au
Thu Jul 24 13:48:47 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 13:21 +0000, g wrote:
>> Andy Eager wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> I have no idea how this crap got into cups or even why authentication
>>> should be necessary to print locally.
>>> Anyway, it has nothing to do with the security deny/allow stuff in
>>> cupsd.conf
>> this got me wondering.
>> craig,
>> have you give thought to *group*?
>> because problem is with *authentication*, are you
>> 'authenticated' if you add your user name to 'cups group'?
>> ria, under md 9 or 10, i had problems in printing as a 'user'
>> and i believe that doing so enable me to print.
>> i do recall that i still had to enter 'root' password to make
>> any changes to configs.
> ----
> The problem isn't with authentication, the problem is that somehow the
> printer configuration inherited an authentication requirement when there
> was no desire or action for it to do so.
Absolutely correct.
> Mucking in groups to solve this issue doesn't make much sense.
> As for Andy...I have not seen it reappear by itself even after printing
> but I don't print all that much. Thus I don't see much need in patching
> source and recompiling (seems to be overkill).
If it's not reappearing then you're lucky in which case recompiling 
would be overkill.
For me, (under F9 at least) it did reappear and I had no real choice.
(I got sick of removing the line & restarting cups every time I wanted 
to print)

> Craig

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