F9 - cups - windows shared printer

g geleem at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 24 14:06:44 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> 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.

how ever, what ever, did put it in there. in one form of reasoning,
should every user be allowed to print? i would think so, but maybe
authors of 'cups' felt otherwise. i can see a reasons to limit use of
printing, but are they extreme reasons?.

like to keep someone from making printouts of material that they should
not copy. or someone who like to waste paper. or if a color printer,
printing nudes. extreme, yes. but reasons to limit access to printing.

> Mucking in groups to solve this issue doesn't make much sense.

if you are a member of a *group*, are you not considered
'authenticated' and able to use what is in that *group*?

like 2 users who want to share files and not allow others to have
access. a third user group can be created and the 2 users added to
that group. then only the 2 have access.

from 'man group';

  /etc/group is an ASCII file which defines the groups to which users

anyway, need to go offline. back later.




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