Re: Problem with CUPS: need to enter password for lp and lpq several times
From: Tim Kelley (tim_at_it.kpt.cc)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 18:03:17 -0600
On Sunday 21 November 2004 17:34, Andreas Ehn wrote:
> I'm using CUPS (cupsys-1.1.20final+rc1-10) in Sarge and have a problem
> using any functions that require authentication.
> If I want to print a document using lp, I have to enter my password
> three times before it is accepted. If I want to query the status of the
> printer queue using lpq, I have to enter the password five (usually) or
> four (rarely) times.
> I see similar issues when I'm trying to access the web interface. I can
> login to the main menu without problem, but if I try to access the jobs
> listing, I am prompted for the password for what seems to be an infinite
> number of times.
It sounds like you have /jobs set to AuthType Basic / AuthClass User; which I
believe is the default.
It should accept your Unix password. Are you using some other sort of
authentication, such as NIS or ldap?
If not, I would strace your attempts at using lp to see just what the hell
cups is doing ...
strace lp filename
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