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Re: Why are these ports open in iptables on new FC4 install?



On Sun, 2006-02-12 at 09:50 -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> I just checked and with port 631 blocked I can still access the cups
> configuration via the web browser http://localhost:631.  
> 
> Why again is this open to the world?  Why do I want someone external
> to the box to be able to configure printers?

I can't think of a reason why that port would be open to the world, but
there are reasons to open it to a local network:  It's not just used for
configuring the printer, it's used *for* network printing.

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