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[personal profile] ratcreature
My local library "lends" ebooks, i.e. you download a PDF file but it will only open for two weeks and it only opens with the actual Acrobat Reader, not the non-proprietary PDF-viewers. I "borrowed" a Spanish grammar workbook, and it being a workbook I'd like to print the worksheets on my level to do them. And the ebook actually allows printing in the Acrobat Reader, but the result looks very low resolution and bad quality. Is this some perverted outgrowth of the DRM or can I do something, like fiddling with something in the Acrobat Reader, to make print output normal?
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[personal profile] t_fischer

Hello, I am currently using my Linux system in a Microsoft/Windows dominated environment. This means that even the printing service is accessible via the smb protocol only when using CUPS on my own machine.

Using the Windows-based printing system requires me to authenticate using a user name and a password. This is achieved by having a line like
DeviceURI smb://user:password/printer
in your /etc/cups/printers.conf. This means, my password is written in clear plain text in a configuration file on every Linux system I want to print from.

How do I protect my Windows password? Is there some PAM magic available? Using hashes instead of plain text? As my Linux system uses its own login system, the local password does not match the Windows password.


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