[cups.general] Re: print to samba printer without specifying password in advance

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Fri Sep 9 07:19:27 PDT 2005

i wouldnt use samba to do anything from a linux client to a linux server.
however, linux is missing secure file sharing and printing on an untrusted
netowrk.  nfs only works on a trusted network, and cups doesnt do any
authentication from a client running a cups spooler.

i have been using linux for a few years, correct me if i am wrong on that


On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Toby Blake wrote:

> Anonymous wrote:
> > use domain authentication - your samba box needs to be part of your domain or ad.
> We don't have a 'domain' as such and don't run AD - our central
> infrastructure is all Linux.
> The problem *isn't* with the samba server - it's with the CUPS clients
> being unable to do authenticated printing against the samba server
> without storing the password in plain-text in a file on disk.  For
> instance, what do I do if I want to print as a different user from the
> person who set up the printer in CUPS?
> Cheers
> Toby
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