[Bug 8125] Re: [Bug 8125] Re: username for smb printer is not shown on printer properties
sh at linux2go.dk
Tue Jun 27 21:57:43 UTC 2006
On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:02:08PM -0000, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> The sanitization of the device URI (not showing username and/or password
> in log files or other places where device URIs show up for mortal users
> to see) is in fact a *feature* that was introduced some time ago (it was
> different before), in order to increase security.
I wasn't aware of the chronology of it, but it was quite clear that the
removal was intentional.
We have three options:
1. Change cups to send the username (not the password of course)
2. Change the UI so that it won't be as surprising that the fields are
blank. (e.g. a text telling that it won't be shown but can be used for
changing the info)
3. Ditch gnome-cups-manager and go with that new one which I don't
remember the name of.
As a result of the printing BoF's at the Ubuntu Developer Summit my
money is on no. 3. :-)
username for smb printer is not shown on printer properties
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