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10.3: Another fix for SMB printing
Authored by: btrzcinski on Feb 29, '04 10:04:38AM

There is an easier way for less tech-savvy types. Just open up Safari and type in the address line:


This will open the web administrator page for CUPS. By doing this you have a graphical way of modifying the .conf file.

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10.3: Another fix for SMB printing
Authored by: mitra on Jul 26, '04 07:51:34AM

But .... when you get that adminstrator page for CUPS, to do anything useful it asks for a id/password.

Which id/password is it asking for? it doesn't seem to want my userid/password, or anything else obvious.

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10.3: Another fix for SMB printing
Authored by: jonbauman on Dec 17, '04 06:13:22PM

I had the same problem, so I poked around the /etc/cups directory. In cupsd.conf it says:

# You definitely will want to limit access to the administration functions.
# The default configuration requires a local connection from a user who
# is a member of the system group to do any admin tasks. You can change
# the group name using the SystemGroup directive.
So, I took a look with NetInfo Manager to see if I was a member of the "system" group. What I found was that there was no "system" group. So, I very carefully (since you can easily screw up your system with NetInfo Manager) duplicated the "admin" group (of which I am a member), renamed it to "system", and changed the gid to something unused (98 in my case). After that, I was able to log in to the local CUPS daemon using my own login and password.



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