Subject: bin/36381: No accounting in lpd(8) for remote printing
To: None <,>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/23/2007 16:55:00
>Number:         36381
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       No accounting in lpd(8) for remote printing
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed May 23 16:55:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Hauke Fath <>
>Release:        NetBSD 3.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD Hochstuhl 3.1_STABLE NetBSD 3.1_STABLE (HOCHSTUHL) #0: Thu Mar 1 20:15:48 CET 2007 hf@Hochstuhl:/var/obj/netbsd-builds/3/i386/sys/arch/i386/compile/HOCHSTUHL i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

	Some time ago, lpd(8) learned to optionally run filters for
	remote (networked) printers, as well. Unfortunately, this
	support doesn't go all the way, and filters are not provided
	with the data in the printjob description - you cannot do
	accounting. The fact is undocumented, which is why I file this
	as a software bug.

	Looking through usr.sbin/lpr/lpd/printjob.c, we see that
	the job description is parsed in printit(), which is only
	called for locally attached printers, whereas sendit() is used
	for remote printers.


	Set up a printcap entry with accounting for a networked
	printer. Find that /usr/libexec/lpr/lpf as well as any
	homebaked filter scripts are not provided with any user


	Factor out the jobfile parser. Have sendit() call it as well,
	and set the static variables that print() later feeds to the