lp as guest?
Gerald W. Carter
jerry at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Aug 28 17:31:05 GMT 1997
> I am running 1.9.17 on a Digital Alpha running Digital Unix 4.0b. I had
> originally setup the guest account as the user 'nobody' and filesharing
> worked without a hitch. I just started sharing printers and it didn't
> work. I change the guest user to 'lp'
> The /etc/password shows (lp:*:8:12:Line Printer Subsystem:/users/lp:)
> This seemed to work fine for both printing and file sharing for guests.
> My question: Are there any security issues or other problems in using lp
> as the guest account?
we use lp as the guest account but only for printing. The global
guest account is set to nobody. We set a specific guest account for
print command = /usr/ucb/lpr -J%M -P%p %s; rm %s
postscript = False
path = /var/spool/samba
min print space = 10000
public = yes
printable = yes
browseable = yes
comment = PC Lab Printers
guest account = lp
writable = no
08/28/97 12:25:39 zorkmid (188.8.131.52) connect to service apps as
ody (uid=60001,gid=60001) (pid 25154)
08/28/97 12:25:40 zorkmid (184.108.40.206) connect to service pc_lab as
obody (uid=60001,gid=60001) (pid 25154)
08/28/97 12:26:46 zorkmid (220.127.116.11) connect to service pebble as
p (uid=71,gid=8) (pid 25154)
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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