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

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Tue Sep 13 09:24:40 PDT 2005

i have osx and only print to a cups server with gentoo. havent tried to
print to it.

and i also use it on a secure network too.

and my point was more a rant.  sorry


On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Toby Blake wrote:

> Matt Hull wrote:
> > 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
> I'm not quite sure I understand what point you're making above re secure
> file sharing, linux and so on (linux is as secure as you want to make
> it, for instance you can run AFS on linux, thereby giving you a secure
> file system).
> The problem I'm trying to solve is that of printing from a CUPS client
> on OSX to an authenticated samba server - the problem being that CUPS
> stores the username and password in plain-text in a file on local disk,
> which is very horrible.
> Perhaps this is a Mac-only problem, i.e. the Mac printing client should
> perhaps be able to prompt for username and password when printing, but
> doesn't?  I'd be curious to see how a CUPS client behaved when set up in
> the same way from, say, a linux or bsd box.
> Cheers
> Toby
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