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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 :)

Kenshi Muto

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