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When I try to connect a windows 7 64bit to a cups printer it keeps aking for username and password. It connected perfectly before but now it wont.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:46

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I understand that you are trying to print from a Windows 7 computer to a printer attached to an Ubuntu machine. How is the printer shared? ipp or samba?. –  Javier Rivera Jan 20 '11 at 7:53
@Javier, if he's using cups then it's ipp. Samba is a completely different kettle of swimming things. –  Martin Owens -doctormo- Jan 20 '11 at 9:28
It just an intermediate layer. Samba prints to cups at the end. The problem is that answers are very different. If he is using ipp (http in the end), then the only way that I know to made Ubuntu to ask for a password is manually altering cups.conf. It's also quite SO independent, it's all standard Https request at the end. If he is using samba... and windows 7... let's say it'll be funny. It's funny even between windows machines. I was going to suggest him to change to ipp. –  Javier Rivera Jan 20 '11 at 10:42
Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyway or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reason(s) why you want it open. Regards –  fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 21:46

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