[Samba] Queue Control and Cups - Explained

Ben Griffith bgriffit at email.unc.edu
Tue Apr 15 21:49:31 GMT 2003

For anyone looking for answers to this problem, here is what I learned.

An answer from the cups.general newsgroup:

> Pausing and resuming print queues is an administrative operation in
> CUPS.  Since SAMBA's access to CUPS is not authenticated, it is not
> generally possible to control queues via SAMBA.
> That said, you *could* use the following in cupsd.conf:
>     <Location /admin>
>     Order deny,allow
>     Deny from all
>     Allow from localhost
>     AuthType Basic
>     AuthClass System
>     Satisfy any
>     </Location>
> to allow unauthenticated access on the local machine; I don't know
> if it will work in general, but administrative users listed in the
> system group (default is sys, system, or root depending on your OS)
> should be able to do it.
> CUPS 1.2 (currently in development) offers administrative policies
> so that you can allow start/stop printer operations for all users
> but limit other admin access.


Ben Griffith
bgriffit at email.unc.edu

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