Bug#399911: [Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#399911: cupsys: Prefer a debconf question to enable remote administration
severity 399911 wishlist
At Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:03:28 +0000,
Phil Endecott wrote:
> Package: cupsys
> Version: 1.2.5-1
> Severity: normal
> There are two ways to enable remote administration: you can do it via
> the web interface, or by editting cupsd.conf manually. In my case the
> server on which CUPS is running is a Linksys NSLU2, which is not able to
> run a conventional web browser. It is not unusual for print servers to
> be stripped-down machines without X installed. I was eventually able to
> access the web interface by installing lynx, but this was a rather
> painful process. Not quite as painful as manual editting would have
> been though...
> I therefore suggest that debconf would be the better way of selecting
> whether CUPS is accessible from other machines.
> I'd also suggest that the options are extended from two to three:
> - localhost only
> - any address
> - LAN IP range, e.g. 192.168.* (new)
Well, we had tried to implement it between 1.2.1-1 and 1.2.1-3.
But finally I gave up to fix the hard bugs introduced by this function.
I can explain more if you'd like to hear :)
> An alternative would be to put a suitable cupsd.conf file in the
> documentation examples directory.
Or I can append the description to README.Debian if someone write
good and helpful one :)