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Old 11-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Virginia Kopacz’s Computer (2)


Hi all,

Newly upgraded Slackware 14, and just about to set up my printer, when under the CUPS web interface I noticed this printer already attached to my system.

▼ Queue Name ▼DescriptionLocationMake and ModelStatus EPSON_Epson_Stylus_Photo_PX710WEPSON Epson Stylus Photo PX710WVirginia Kopacz’s Computer (2)EPSON SP PX710W Series (2) on 172.16.0.179Idle

Anyone else seen this?

Anyway, never owned an Epson printer, have no idea who Virginia Kopacz is and don't run a network in that address range.

Bug maybe?
 
Old 11-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Wireless connection perhaps?
 
Old 11-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Is it possible that you are picking up a unsecured wireless network from a neighbor?

edit:
Oooops, NyteOwl beat me to it.

Last edited by slackass; 11-13-2012 at 03:03 PM. Reason: ooooops!
 
Old 11-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Never occurred to me that that could be the case. Anyway, did a scan of wireless networks in the vicinity and you are both correct. Found an unsecured network on that network addressing range.
Just freaked me out for a moment.

Hey ho, we live and learn.

Thanks both.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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I'll bet if you start printing the daily newspaper to there printer they will secure it. lol

edit:
Better yet send -
To: Virginia Kopacz:
"I'm watching you"
From: Inyer Attic

Last edited by slackass; 11-13-2012 at 05:59 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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Or send a print message that you'd be willing to assist your neighbor fixing their issue.
 
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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Or send a print message that you'd be willing to assist your neighbor fixing their issue.
That is the best suggestion!
 
  


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