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Bug 87748 - SMB printing config adds '\' to escape special characters in passwords
SMB printing config adds '\' to escape special characters in passwords
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80784
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-01 19:25 EST by Phil Sharfstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:52:25 EST
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Description Phil Sharfstein 2003-04-01 19:25:31 EST
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Description of problem:
When you enter a password in the printconf SMB Share queue type it automatically
adds a '\' to escape special characters.  This '\' goes into the
/var/spool/lpd/PRINTQ/script.cfg file, and is sent to
/usr/share/printconf/util/smbprint, which does not work, since the password has
an extra '\' in it.

For example: if you enter


as your password in printconf, it will show up as


in script.cfg.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a SMB queue printer in printconf 
2.Enter a password with a ! character.
3.I don't know if any other chars have the same problem

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-04-02 06:11:39 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80784 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:52:25 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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