How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently? - Setup

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  1. How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently?

    I have a small file and print server running Fedora Core 4 - which is
    *not* connected to the Internet.

    In there I use CUPS to provide printing to all workstations in the LAN.

    It works beautifully but every once in a while, something in the system
    keeps resetting it to local printing only. That is, accessing the CUPS
    printers is possible only from that server, but not from the LAN.

    I tracked down the problem to some "magical resetting" that the system
    does on the following files:

    /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
    /etc/cups/mime.convs
    /etc/cups/mime.types

    I understand that "the system" tries to protect me (very kind of it),
    but my LAN is accessible only to me and so I don't really need this
    extra security. How do I shut it off, so that the system doesn't keep
    cancelling my changes?

    Alternatively, what is "the right way" of touching the above files? The
    last few lines in my cupsd.conf read:

    ============ START QUOTE ============
    #
    # End of "$Id: cupsd.conf.in,v 1.17 2005/01/03 19:29:45 mike Exp $".
    #
    # Lines below are automatically generated - DO NOT EDIT
    Browsing On
    BrowseProtocols cups
    BrowseOrder Deny,Allow
    BrowseAllow from @LOCAL
    Listen 127.0.0.1:631
    ============ END QUOTE ============

    Thanks!
    Lynn


  2. Re: How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently?

    linuxlover992000@yahoo.com schrieb:
    > I have a small file and print server running Fedora Core 4 - which is
    > *not* connected to the Internet.
    >
    > In there I use CUPS to provide printing to all workstations in the LAN.
    >


    > Alternatively, what is "the right way" of touching the above files? The
    > last few lines in my cupsd.conf read:
    >
    > ============ START QUOTE ============
    > #
    > # End of "$Id: cupsd.conf.in,v 1.17 2005/01/03 19:29:45 mike Exp $".
    > #
    > # Lines below are automatically generated - DO NOT EDIT
    > Browsing On


    If you don't add printers on the fly, you should shut Browsing off.

    HTH. Martin


  3. Re: How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently?

    Martin Klar wrote:
    > linuxlover992000@yahoo.com schrieb:
    >> I have a small file and print server running Fedora Core 4 - which is
    >> *not* connected to the Internet.
    >>
    >> In there I use CUPS to provide printing to all workstations in the LAN.
    >>

    >
    >> Alternatively, what is "the right way" of touching the above files? The
    >> last few lines in my cupsd.conf read:
    >>
    >> ============ START QUOTE ============
    >> #
    >> # End of "$Id: cupsd.conf.in,v 1.17 2005/01/03 19:29:45 mike Exp $".
    >> #
    >> # Lines below are automatically generated - DO NOT EDIT
    >> Browsing On

    >
    > If you don't add printers on the fly, you should shut Browsing off.
    >
    > HTH. Martin
    >

    Man lpadmin.

    Or use the cups web interface.

  4. Re: How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently?

    The Natural Philosopher wrote:
    > Martin Klar wrote:
    > >
    > > If you don't add printers on the fly, you should shut Browsing off.
    > >
    > > HTH. Martin
    > >

    > Man lpadmin.
    >
    > Or use the cups web interface.


    Thank you guys for your replies

    However, I already know how to configure CUPS (reading its excellent
    documentation available on port 631 and all of that). What I do not
    know is *who* (or what) keeps touching my CUPS config files.

    Is it a daemon?

    Or is it that whenever I open the cups web interface (even remotely)
    *without saving anything*, it insists on modifying those files?

    If you know the answer please tell me.

    Thanks!
    Lynn


  5. Re: How do I modify cupsd.conf permanently?

    linuxlover992000@yahoo.com writes:

    >The Natural Philosopher wrote:
    >> Martin Klar wrote:
    >> >
    >> > If you don't add printers on the fly, you should shut Browsing off.
    >> >
    >> > HTH. Martin
    >> >

    >> Man lpadmin.
    >>
    >> Or use the cups web interface.


    >Thank you guys for your replies


    >However, I already know how to configure CUPS (reading its excellent
    >documentation available on port 631 and all of that). What I do not
    >know is *who* (or what) keeps touching my CUPS config files.


    >Is it a daemon?


    >Or is it that whenever I open the cups web interface (even remotely)
    >*without saving anything*, it insists on modifying those files?


    Well , that you can test. Open the cups web interface, close it without
    saving anything and see if the date on cups.conf changes.
    ls -l /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

    >If you know the answer please tell me.


    >Thanks!
    >Lynn



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