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Standard Configuration

This document describes the standard configuration for this CUPS server.

Note:

This file reflects the standard CUPS configuration as distributed by Apple Inc, the developer of CUPS.

cupsd Configuration

cupsd(8) is configured by default to show printers shared by other systems and only allow local access to the system and its printers. Administration operations require Basic authentication with membership in the group "lp".

Connections are accepted via domain socket (/var/run/cups/cups.sock) or "localhost" (127.0.0.1).

Settings

Table 1: Default Values
Directive Value
Browsing Yes
BrowseLocalProtocols CUPS dnssd
BrowseRemoteProtocols CUPS dnssd
BrowseShortNames Yes
ConfigFilePerm 640
DefaultShared Yes
ImplicitClasses Yes
LogFilePerm 0640
MaxCopies 9999
UseNetworkDefault Yes

Directories

Table 2: Directories
Directory Purpose
/etc/cups The location of configuration files such as printers.conf. Overridden by the ServerRoot directive in cupsd.conf.
/usr/bin The location of user programs.
${prefix}/include The location of CUPS include files.
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu The location of CUPS library files.
/usr/lib/cups The location of server programs such as backends and filters. Overridden by the ServerBin directive in cupsd.conf.
/usr/sbin The location of administrator programs.
/usr/share/cups The location of data files such as fonts. Overridden by the DataDir directive in cupsd.conf.
/usr/share/cups/doc-root The location of documentation files. Overridden by the DocumentRoot directive in cupsd.conf.
/usr/share/cups/locale The location of localization files.
/var/cache/cups The location of cache files such as ppds.dat and remote.cache. Overridden by the CacheDir directive in cupsd.conf.
/var/log/cups The location of the access_log, error_log, and page_log files. Overridden by the AccessLog, ErrorLog, PageLog, directive in cupsd.conf.
/var/run/cups The location of the domain socket file and state data such as authentication certificates. Overridden by the StateDir directive in cupsd.conf.
/var/spool/cups The location of spooled print jobs. Overridden by the RequestRoot directive in cupsd.conf.
 
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