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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2+
Authored by: tobyblake on Aug 24, '05 08:40:23AM

Hi all,

I've been printing to samba printers from my Mac in this way for a while, but there's one issue that I'm really not happy about - that you have to put the password for the samba server, in plain text, in the device URI - has anyone found a way around this?

I know that CUPS subsequently hides the password, but it's in /etc/cups/printers.conf, which means that anyone with admin privileges on your mac will be able to see your password for your samba server, which is very very unpleasant.

Toby Blake
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

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