cups user authentication for remote users: make it ask for a password!
johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 03:25:15 UTC 2010
On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 1:09 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 02/03/2010 11:02 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I think you are mixing references to 'network server' vs desktop
>> attached printer?
> Well, I don't think I'm confusing the two. I think they are ACTUALLY
> the same. My desktop computer is running CUPS and is acting as a
> print server.
> Observe the doc you refer me to
> Ubuntu Print Server (running on my desktop) makes the printer
> available on the subnet. I need that so I can print from my laptop.
> It does not provide a way for me to keep out other users on the subnet.
> Anybody who has a print client that can scan the subnet will see my
> printer and can send jobs to it.
> I agree with you that the user identity option in Ubuntu's
> system-config-printer is intended for local users on the desktop
> "server" system itself. And that's my point. There is no way to keep
> out other users on the subnet.
> Am I just reading all this wrong? If so, tell me how to secure my
> desktop "print server" to stop neighbors on the network from sending
> jobs to me. For the life of me, I can't see how to do it.
> I see where I could use iptables to block some IP addresses, but since
> my PC is on DHCP, and it could get any different number, that's
1st order of business, don't top post.
Also, linux isn't like windows. It has the ability to handle multiple
users. You can create a user for your laptop to connect and print
with. It's really simple.
My diagnosis (I've been watching nip/tuck) is to add a user for you to
print with. I might be completely off though, I don't ever print with
computers and printers.
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