[CentOS] OT: default password for HP printer

Mon Jun 22 21:14:59 UTC 2015
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 03:52:17PM -0400, ken wrote:
> On 06/22/2015 02:51 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 02:30:00PM -0400, ken wrote:
> >>On 06/22/2015 12:43 PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >>>On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:31:34AM -0400, ken wrote:
> >>>>For some reason the "tech support" people at Hewlett-Packard don't
> >>>>know what the default password is to access their printer's embedded
> >>>>web server (EWS).  I got it myself from the installation manual six
> >>>>months ago and immediately set my own password which I have used
> >>>>since then, so I no longer remember what the default is.  (It's
> >>>>really a longer story than that, but....)  So I was just hoping that
> >>>>someone here might know what that default password is.  Mine is an
> >>>>Officejet Pro 8620, but perhaps some other, recent HP printer
> >>>>default password would work. (Yes, I've already tried various
> >>>>versions of "admin", an empty password, and others, but just not
> >>>>anything which has worked.)
> >>>
> >>>Judging from this thread, there may not be one.
> >
> >if you got it from the manual, six months ago, have you looked there
> >again to find out what it is, so you could try it now?
> Fred, really?  If that were an option for me, don't you think I
> would have done that?

You didn't mention whether you had or not, and I know that's the 
kind of silly mistake some people make (like, e.g., me) so I didn't
see the harm in asking.

the answer is probably going to turn out to be something alarmingly
silly (it just has that feel to it), so what's the harm of a silly

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