[cups.general] Sending LPD Print Job as Specific UN and Not System UN.

Jerome Alet alet at librelogiciel.com
Wed Jun 6 10:37:22 PDT 2007

On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 12:58:41PM -0400, Derek Hildreth wrote:
> More specifically, this campus utilized Pharos print stations 
> which require a student to login to the system under their NetID and 
> PW provided by the school in order to print the job specific to 
> their UN. 
> ...
> The problem is, other students with Linux probably do not have the 
> same UN as their NetID.  For example, Susie's uses susie1 to login 
> to her Linux account, but she uses smithsue to login to the campus 
> network.  When she goes to print a job, it will send it as susie1 
> and the Pharos system will not recognize her and deny the job.  The 
> job needs to be sent as smithsue. 
> What are my options?

You could use PyKota instead of Pharos, because it includes the 
necessary features to do exactly what you want, like asking a 
different username and optional password at print time, that can be 
checked either through PAM or through any method of your choice. 


Jerome Alet

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