Christopher Masto <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 08:15:05PM -0400, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> > <<On Sun, 16 Jul 2000 16:46:58 -0400, Christopher Masto <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> > 
> > > Huh?  Security through ignorance?
> > 
> > Remember that `lpr' is setuid-root and uses a ``privileged'' port for
> > its communications.  Many sites may still be using trusted-host
> > ``authentication'' internally, and LPRng's ``feature'' may enable a
> > compromise of some such service.  (Got enough scare quotes there?)
> That is indeed something I failed to consider.  I suppose it would be
> necessary to have some control over that feature in some environments.
> I just find it incredibly convenient to be able to install LPRng on
> a bunch of client machines and just rm /etc/printcap, set $PRINTER,
> and be done with it.

as I remeber me, the same thing is possible under newer Solaris boxes.

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