To add a Novell NetWare (NCP) printer, click the New
button in the main Printer Configuration Tool window. The
window shown in Figure 34-1 appears. Click
Forward to proceed.
In the window shown in Figure 34-3, enter a
unique name for the printer in the Name text field. The
printer name cannot contain spaces and must begin with a letter. The printer
name may contain letters, numbers, dashes (-), and underscores
(_). Optionally, enter a short description for the printer, which can
Select Networked Novell (NCP) from the
Select a queue type menu.
Figure 34-8. Adding an NCP Printer
Text fields for the following options appear:
Server — The hostname or IP address of
the NCP system to which the printer is attached.
Queue — The remote queue for the
printer on the NCP system.
User — The name of the user you must
log in as to access the printer.
Password — The password for the user
specified in the User field above.
Next, select the printer type. Refer to Section 34.7 Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing for details.
If you require a username and password, they are stored unencrypted in
files only readable by root and lpd. Thus, it is possible for others to
learn the username and password if they have root access. To avoid this,
the username and password to access the printer should be different from
the username and password used for the user's account on the local Red Hat Enterprise Linux
system. If they are different, then the only possible security compromise
would be unauthorized use of the printer. If there are file shares from
the server, it is recommended that they also use a different password than
the one for the print queue.