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cups-lpd




SYNOPSIS

       cups-lpd [ -o option=value ]


DESCRIPTION

       cups-lpd is the CUPS Line  Printer  Daemon  ("LPD")  mini-
       server  that  supports  legacy client systems that use the
       LPD protocol.  cups-lpd does not act as a standalone  net­
       work  daemon  but  instead  operates  using  the  Internet
       "super-server" inetd(8). Add the  following  line  to  the
       inetd.conf file to enable the cups-lpd daemon:

           printer stream tcp nowait lp /path/to/cups/daemon/cups-lpd cups-lpd

       If  you are using the newer xinetd(8) daemon, add the fol­
       lowing lines to the xinetd.conf file:

           service printer
           {
               socket_type = stream
               protocol = tcp
               wait = no
               user = lp
               server = /path/to/cups/daemon/cups-lpd
           }

       The /path/to/cups/daemon is  usually  /usr/lib/cups/daemon
       or  /usr/libexec/cups/daemon,  depending  on the operating
       system.  Consult the cupsd.conf file for  the  local  set­
       ting.


SECURITY

       cups-lpd  currently  does  not  perform any access control
       based  on  the  settings  in  cupsd.conf(5)  or   in   the
       hosts.allow(5)  or  hosts.deny files used by TCP wrappers.
       Therefore, running cups-lpd on your server will allow  any
       computer on your network (and perhaps the entire Internet)
       to print to your server.

       While xinetd has  built-in  access  control  support,  you
       should  use  the  TCP wrappers package with inetd to limit
       access to only those computers  that  should  be  able  to
       print through your server.


OPTIONS

       The  -o  option  to cups-lpd inserts options for all print
       queues.  Most often this is used to disable the "l" filter
       so  that  remote  print  jobs  are  filtered as needed for
       printing:

           printer stream tcp nowait lp /usr/lib/cups/daemon/cups-lpd cups-lpd         -o document-format=application/octet-stream


       The  output  of the status requests follows RFC 2569, Map­
       ping between LPD and IPP Protocols. Since many LPD  imple­
       mentations  stray  from  this  definition,  remote  status
       reporting to LPD clients may be unreliable.


SEE ALSO

       inetd(8), xinetd(8), CUPS Software Administrators  Manual,
       http://localhost:631/documentation.html


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  1993-2003 by Easy Software Products, All Rights
       Reserved.

4 March 2002       Common UNIX Printing System        cups-lpd(8)
  

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