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Old 12-29-2005, 07:57 AM   #1
AcerKev
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Cancelling Jobs in CUPS


Server : fully updated Mandrake 9.1 (i586) with supplied cups version

I am trying to work out a way to let anyone (on the local subnet anyway) cancel jobs though CUPS.

At the moment when you cancel a job you get "Client Error Forbidden" unless you first login as root (the servers account - when the servers password changes the one for CUPS does) by clicking "Admin"

I can get this prompt on the jobs screen by adding the lines

AuthType Basic
AuthClass System

to the <jobs></jobs> section in the cupsd.conf file, but that doesn't really help.

Ideally anyone in the office would be able to cancel jobs (we don't need user level control for cancelling and as the jobs arn't cachéd after printing the "restart job" option isn't a security issue anyway. However we only want the Root user to be able to setup printers, start them etc.

Ideally users would be able to open the printer spool list in the windows xp control panel - however they can view the jobs but NOT cancel them - cancelling them in the dialogue box does naff all. [no errors, no cancelled job] (Due to network authentication being Netware all the xp desktops have the same username in Windows)

Does anyone know how to configure cups to allow that?

If we can't get that to work a kjobviewer type app for Windows would be ideal (can I used the CUPS API's with MS.NET? If so anyone got any links showing how to list and cancel jobs?) or know of any apps that do that?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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My jobs section looks like this:

<Location /jobs>
#
# You may wish to limit access to job operations, either with Allow
# and Deny lines, or by requiring a username and password.
#
AuthType None
AuthClass Anonymous
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
Allow From 127.0.0.2
Allow From @LOCAL
</Location>

enjoy !
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marozsas
My jobs section looks like this:

<Location /jobs>
#
# You may wish to limit access to job operations, either with Allow
# and Deny lines, or by requiring a username and password.
#
AuthType None
AuthClass Anonymous
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
Allow From 127.0.0.2
Allow From @LOCAL
</Location>

enjoy !
I'll check that out next year, I'd come across the AuthType None before, but not the AuthClass Anonymous - hopefully that line will do the trick.
 
  


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