[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#423943: Bug#423943: cups: Why does CUPS not know that == http://localhost:631 ?

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Tue May 15 06:24:26 UTC 2007


s. keeling [2007-05-14 19:53 -0600]:
> I've been trying to help a friend with his system.  I point a web
> browser at, and it asks me for a password.
> Neither my user acct. password, nor root's password, works.
> However, http://localhost:631 works.  WTF?!?  Isn't, by
> definition, localhost?

Depends. If you are on an IPv6-only network and 'lo' isn't set up as
IPv4, then it might very well be just ::1.

> PS.  Yeah, I'm still running old-stable, but I doubt this situation is
>      any different in Sid, since the same problem appears to exist in
>      *buntu.

It seems to work fine here for me, both with 'localhost' and


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