[Bug 8125] Re: [Bug 8125] Re: username for smb printer is not shown on printer properties
sh at linux2go.dk
Tue Aug 29 10:25:59 UTC 2006
On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 01:16:01AM -0000, Rocco Stanzione wrote:
> This bug was reported almost two years ago. Is it still an issue?
Yes, it is. For security reasons, CUPS doesn't include the username and
password in the info it sends back to a client (in this case
gnome-cups-manager). There are two solutions to the problem:
1. Change the GUI so that the user doesn't expect the info to be there.
2. Make CUPS just send the username (and still leave out the password)
and just put gibberish in the password field.
One of the patches attached to this bug makes CUPS send the username, so
it's a pretty easy fix, but clearly no. 1 is the safer choice. However,
as I've pointed out previously, there's a good chance we'll be ditching
gnome-cups-manager in Edgy in favour of some other tool.
username for smb printer is not shown on printer properties
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