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|Summary:||upgrades leave stale cupsd.conf sharing bits|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Vladimir Kotal <vlada>|
|Component:||cups||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-06-02 06:47:28 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-16 16:55:57 EDT
Description of problem: After installing USB printer and sharing it, it is not possible to print from OS X machine. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): cups-1.2.12-4.fc7 How reproducible: print from OS X to a printer attached to FC7 Steps to Reproduce: 1.add new printer in OS X and select the one attached to FC7 box and make it default 2.print from OS X Actual results: OS X says 'printing error' Expected results: page should be printed Additional info: The printer is discovered by the OS X box just fine (thanks to MDNS support) and after it is added no page cannot be printed from any application. I have verified by tcpdump that the FC7 box receives traffic from the OS X box. Firewall and SELinux are disabled on the FC7 box. The log file says it all: [root@erazim cups]# tail access_log 10.0.1.50 - - [16/Oct/2007:22:33:57 +0200] "GET /printers/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1" 403 0 - - 10.0.1.50 - - [16/Oct/2007:22:35:30 +0200] "GET /printers/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1" 403 0 - - 10.0.1.50 - - [16/Oct/2007:22:35:30 +0200] "GET /printers/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1" 403 0 - - localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:21 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 327 CUPS-Get-Printers successful-ok localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:21 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 129 CUPS-Get-Classes successful-ok localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:21 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 122 Get-Printer-Attributes successful-ok localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:21 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 124 Get-Printer-Attributes successful-ok localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:22 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 203 Get-Printer-Attributes successful-ok localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:22 +0200] "GET /ppd/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1" 200 11232 - - localhost - - [16/Oct/2007:22:36:22 +0200] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 149 Get-Jobs successful-ok While the OS X box (10.0.1.50) uses '/printers' the localhost (FC7 box) uses '/ppd'.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-10-16 17:28:10 EDT
That isn't the problem, I'm afraid -- note the '200' status code, which means it was successful. Can you attach the PPD file you're using please, so I can test it with OS X here? Thanks.
Comment 2 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-18 14:28:43 EDT
No, the status code 200 is only reported for localhost and printing from the workstation to directly attached printer works fine. See the lines for 10.0.1.50 and the 403 codes - this means 'permission denied'. As for the PPD file: I am using Canon Pixma iP4200 driver which can be downloaded from http://software.canon-europe.com/files/soft24302/software/iP4200_Linux_260.tar.gz The PPD file itself is located in /usr/share/cups/model/canonip4200.ppd. 'printer2' is the name of the printer I have configured on 'localhost' which is FC7.
Comment 3 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-18 14:31:34 EDT
I think the problem is in the path. Compare the following: machine OS request (reported in log file) return code +------------+---------+-------------------------------------+--------------+ localhost FC7 GET /ppd/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1 200 10.0.1.50 OS X GET /printers/printer2.ppd HTTP/1.1 403
Comment 4 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-18 14:40:21 EDT
Created attachment 231381 [details] traffic dump starting with autodetecting the printer Attached is a dump of a traffic starting with MDNS based autoconfiguration of the printer on the OS X machine and later followed by an attempt to print a page. It is obvious that the server reports 403 (Permission denied) error to the client (the OS X box).
Comment 5 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-18 15:11:55 EDT
I can now confirm it was indeed caused by wrong setting of access control in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. Now the relevant section looks like this: <Location /printers/printer2> Order Deny,Allow Deny From All Allow From 127.0.0.1 Allow From 10.0.1.50 AuthType None </Location> and printing from 10.0.1.50 (OS X box) works fine. This is definitely a bug in system-config-printer because when I setup the printer first I entered name 'printer' and then tried another setting so I created 'printer2' and removed 'printer'. However, cupsd.conf still contained '/printers/printer' and not '/printers/printer2'. Also, setting of the hosts which are allowed to print is not possible via system-config-printer. And last but not least: even if the 'share all printers' is ticked in system-config-printer entries in cupsd.conf are still created with default deny setting.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2007-10-18 17:53:54 EDT
system-config-printer does not modify /etc/cups/cupsd.conf except for the 'Server Settings' Boolean values, and has not done so since Fedora Core 6. Whatever put that Location section in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, it was not system-config-printer in Fedora 7. Is this an upgrade from Fedora Core 5 (or earlier) by any chance?
Comment 7 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-18 18:11:20 EDT
Weird. I am not 100% sure that the '/printers/printer' entry was not in cupsd.conf before I started configuring the printer but rational thinking makes me believe it could not be there. (I doubt that '/printers/printer' is some special entry installed by default) The upgrade path of the machine went like this: FC4 fresh install -> FC5 upgrade -> FC6 upgrade -> FC7 upgrade Anyway, configuring shared printer in FC7 is not user friendly, to put it lightly. This report should be at least switched to RFE and moved to appropriate component to make that problem addressed. Also, the printer is discovered automa(g)tically via mDNS/avahi but then it is not possible to print on it remotely. There should definitely be smarter. Not advertising the printer if it is in default deny state makes more sense.
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2007-10-18 18:20:54 EDT
I think you've been unlucky in that upgrades leave cupsd.conf in exactly the state it was in. The whole idea in Fedora Core 6 and onwards is that we don't fiddle with configuration files but instead use the CUPS API for configuring it. I think you'll find that if you replace /etc/cups/cupsd.conf with the as-shipped version (there should be a /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.rpmnew file there), your experience will be a lot more user-friendly. Regarding the publishing of unprintable printers -- in Fedora Core 6 and onwards, unshared printers are *not* published. However, this particular printer was shared but not printable-to due to special policy written before the FC-6 upgrade. I really am going to stand by that the system-config-printer in F-7 did not put that Location section in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. If it got there after your upgrade, some other application put it there. (You aren't using KDE by any chance..?)
Comment 9 Vladimir Kotal 2007-10-19 17:27:45 EDT
Hm, that's kind of sad backwards compatibility story. I'd expected that the application (seems there no such thing) responsible for configuring printing permissions would read cupsd.conf in and presented it to user which could make the changes via GUI and it will be then translated back to the ASCII representation and saved to cupsd.conf again. (and no, no KDE in sight :))
Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 12:42:08 EST
So perhaps system-config-printer needs to detect this situation when it fetches cupsd.conf, and offer to update it. (Trouble is, this might be hard to get right.)
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Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2008-06-02 06:47:28 EDT
I don't think I'm going to be able to get to this.