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CUPS and network security
Authored by: mstoops on Dec 02, '03 04:22:56PM

An alternate (and probably more proper) way to deal with port 631, if you're not using Printer Sharing, is make sure it's turned off (System Preferences:Sharing:Services). This will tell the firewall to plug up port 631, and no one will be able to get through regardless. A little safer then mucking around in the config files.

As a corollary to this, if you know how to use the firewall from the command line (ipfw), you could let certain machines through to port 631 for administration purposes.

Obviously, more than one way to skin the cat.



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