Re: LPD: Summary, fury and more

From: Scott Gifford (sgifford@suspectclass.com)
Date: 10/11/01


To: "Sanjeev B.S." <sanjeev@mbu.iisc.ernet.in>
Subject: Re: LPD: Summary, fury and more
From: Scott Gifford <sgifford@suspectclass.com>
Date: 11 Oct 2001 16:23:13 -0400
Message-ID: <lyd73uorim.fsf@gfn.org>


"Sanjeev B.S." <sanjeev@mbu.iisc.ernet.in> writes:

> I would like to summerise the responses I got for my earlier
> question regarding vulnerability of lpd(LPRng), which finally meant
> something like, 'Is it possible to make lpd accessible only from
> console of Redhat 7.1?'. Here the responses are:

Sorry for coming in late on this, but you might want to see if the
patch attached to:

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=38850

helps. It lets you specify a single interface to listen on (such as
127.0.0.1), or have lpd not listen on a TCP socket at all, which lets
you just use it for printing without anybody else being able to
connect to it. I think this is what you want.

Good luck,

----ScottG.