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Bug 4510 - lpd dies when host or user cannot be authenticated
Summary: lpd dies when host or user cannot be authenticated
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-13 14:38 UTC by sas
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-28 05:43:49 UTC

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Description sas 1999-08-13 14:38:36 UTC
I have tried linux 5.2 and 6 for this. When lpd receives
either a print
request from an unknown user or an unknown host it just
dies. Some files
must be removed from /var/spool/lpd/hp0 and the demon
restarted. As a
consequence of whatever it is that happened there are a few
zero-length cf
files left, and the first printer job displayed by lpq is
zero length.

-rw-rw----   1 root     root            0 Jul 23 15:44
-rw-rw----   1 root     root            0 Jul 23 15:44
-rw-rw----   1 root     root            0 Jul 23 15:44
-rw-rw----   1 root     root           87 Jul 23 15:44

I would prefer that lpd just reject the job!

Comment 1 zurk 1999-08-16 00:07:59 UTC
i believe the lpr 0.39 rpm solves this altho i could be wrong. I think
something similar was posted earlier..although no rpm was put on the
errata section.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-08-28 05:43:59 UTC
this has been solved for the next release (6.1).

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