Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/print/rlpr
To: Christopher SEKIYA <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/18/2004 21:20:51
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Christopher SEKIYA wrote:

> 	rlpr is a package that makes it possible (or at the very least, easier),
> 	to print files on remote sites to your local printer.  The rlpr
> 	package includes BSD-compatible replacements for `lpr', `lpq', and
> 	`lprm', whose functionality is a superset of their BSD counterparts.
> 	In other words, with the rlpr package, you can do everything you can
> 	do with the BSD printing commands, and more.  The programs contained
> 	within the rlpr package are all GPL'd, and are more lightweight,
> 	cleaner and more secure than their BSD counterparts.

This rlpr sounds useful.

I am curious though: what makes it more secure that the BSD lpr family? Or
what is not secure about the BSD versions?

Thank you,

 Jeremy C. Reed

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