[cups.general] print to samba printer without specifying password

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Tue Sep 6 14:30:16 PDT 2005

then i think samba needs the password sent in the smb path, can be a root
or samba readable file i think, but not sure.  i wanted to do this too,
but havent found a good solution yet.  and ipp with cups doesnt support
the password either, (from what i have searched)


On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Toby Blake wrote:

> Hi Matt,
> Thanks for your reply.
> > i assume the printer is shared from windows?  i would try to share with
> > ipp and not samba. or dont have the printer password protected if its on a
> > secure subnet.  then just pass nothing or garbage for the password in the
> > smb path
> The printers (50+ of them) are shared from a Linux box running samba.
> I'm not keen on weakening the security (i.e. allowing non-authenticated
> access) of this just to allow CUPS clients to print.
> Toby
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