remote management of shared network printer on Ubuntu server

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) ubuntu at
Sun Sep 11 18:18:06 UTC 2005

Ryan Jacobs wrote:

> Typically I would do this via the cups web administration interface 
> (host:631), but it seems that all the administrator functionality has 
> been locked down due to security reasons in Ubuntu. In addition. no 
> matter how much I play with conf files (cupsd.conf, etc.), I can't 
> access this interface from a remote networked machine.

I thinky you have to add the user cupsys to the shadow group. Search the 
mail archive of this list (cups shadow), because this problem was 
discussed earlier on this list. And make shure the port is open if you 
use any firewall.

Regards, Thomas


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