[CentOS] Do i have to open port 631 for LAN printing

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun Mar 5 15:20:28 UTC 2006


On Sun, 2006-03-05 at 08:05 -0600, John Pierce wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> I am probably going to open another "can of worms" here, there is a
> thread on the fedora user list archive that I started and have been
> adding to lately.
> 
> Here is the bottom line, the defaults that would exist in cupsd.conf
> if you built it from tarball that you obtained from www.cups.org are
> not the compile time defaults that the redhat/fedora developers used
> when building the rpms.  The changed several default values at compile
> time to lock down security.
> 
> You have to add, at a minimum, two lines in the network section of
> cupsd.conf, and they are:
> 
> Listen localhost
> Listen 192.168.x.x:631
> 
> Change the x.x to whatever your host ip is.
> 
> Under browsing options you may also have to add the following line:
> 
> BrowseAddress @LOCAL
> 
> Also, you should use chkconfig --list cups-config-daemon and if it is
> enabled then use chkconfig cups-config-daemon off and stop this
> process as the halutils package will rewrite you cupsd.conf file often
> and printing will mysteriously stop working.
> 
> John
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> _______________________________________________

No can of worms here ... we will continue to clone the settings that are
done upstream ... regardless of whether we agree with them or not.

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