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Re: [opensuse-factory] Printing in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 18:44:18 -0500
  • Message-id: <1172879059.15633.286.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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:
> > > 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 ;-)

Network printers, I should have actually listed that explicitly in use
case 2) as well.

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

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