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Re: [opensuse-factory] Printing in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 13:09:25 -0500
  • Message-id: <1173118165.3653.164.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 15:30 +0100, Johannes Meixner wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Mar 2 18:44 JP Rosevear wrote (shortened):
> > On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 11:56 +0100, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > > JP Rosevear wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 11:29 +0100, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > What specific part of printer configuration should a user
> > > > > be able to do without authentication?
> >
> > Network printers
>
> Network printers???
>
> What about
> http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:CUPS_in_a_Nutshell
> "Intrinsic design of CUPS for printing in the network"
>
> What is the original end-user requirement behind?

The original requirement is two fold

1) Ease of use for end users

It works perfectly fine on Windows XP and OS X to browse network
printers and print to one without requiring admin privileges.

2) Restricting root access for admins

Admins want to allow straightforward operations like changing the
wireless network or adding a printer without giving out the full root
password (which allows things like installing new packages)

Item 1) is primary here, its just easier.

-JP
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JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
Novell, Inc.

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