Bug 81751 - Remote printer sharing and access documentation
Remote printer sharing and access documentation
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-sap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ed Bailey
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2003-01-13 13:51 EST by José María Román Faúndez
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-21 12:14:22 EST
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Description José María Román Faúndez 2003-01-13 13:51:44 EST
Description of problem:

Suggestion for documentation improvement in:

The Official Red Hat Linux System Administration Primer
- Printers and Printing
  - Printer Sharing and Access Control

It is said that RedHat printing systems listens on port 631.  For a remote linux
printer, the "lpd" (LPRng) listens on port 515.

It would be useful to say that by adding in the file /etc/sysconfig/ipchains the
line:

-A input -s 0/0 -d 0/0 515 -p tcp -y -j ACCEPT

port 515 is unblocked throught the firewall (if installed).  I mention this
because RedHat 7.3 and lower don't have the application
redhat-config-securitylevel, and gnome-lokkit does not allow to open extra
ports, which adds a stupid burden on setting up a remote printer.

Thank you for the documentation.  In general it is very usefull for intermediate
users as myself.


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Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2003-02-21 12:14:22 EST
Thank you for your feedback.  The next version of the System Administration
Primer will be taking a different approach to documenting print-related issues
in preparation for a more in-depth treatment in a later edition.  Because of
this change, the issue you raise is not directly relevent for the upcoming edition.

Therefore, I am closing your report with a "deferred" status, to reflect the
necessity to keep the issue you raise in mind when work on this chapter continues.

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