cups user authentication for remote users: make it ask for a password!

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at
Wed Feb 3 19:02:53 GMT 2010

I can't understand cups configuration for a network server.  I want to
print from my laptop to my desktop, and it works fine to enable
sharing in cups.

However, that makes my desktop printer available to everybody on the
subnet.  There does not appear to be a way to specify "all users on my
desktop computer" plus "paul on a remote system when he gives a
password". The cups user control thing seems to have no password
authentication framework.

Can you advise?

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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