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Re: [opensuse-factory] Printing in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:56:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <200703021156.53668.ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
JP Rosevear wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 11:29 +0100, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > JP Rosevear wrote:
> > > One good use case we've seen with customers is that they don't want to
> > > give out the root password because that would enable users to do
> > > anything they want like update packages.
> >
> > What specific part of printer configuration should a user be able to
> > do without authentication? Demanding that users must be able to
> > "configure printers" without knowing the root password is too coarse
> > grained. AFAICS the YaST2 printer module for example offers to
> > reconfigure the firewall and to install additional packages when
> > needed also as part of printer configuration.
> Adding printers. You can get large setups with dozens or hundreds of
> printers.

Are you talking about setups where you plug in your shiny new USB
printer and want it to just work or are you talking about network
printers? I was assuming you were talking about the former but I
somehow doubt that "hundreds of printers" need to be configured in
that scenario ;-)


(o_ Ludwig Nussel
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