# $ApsCVS: src/apsfilter/template/README,v 1.5 2000/09/07 18:04:21 andreas Exp $
New since apsfilter 6.0.0: apsfilter configuration in
- /etc/apsfilter/apsfilterrc (global, recommended)
- /etc/apsfilter/QUEUE/apsfilterrc (printer specific, mandatory)
- /etc/apsfilter/QUEUE/apsfilterrc.USER (printer specific, optional)
- $HOME/.apsfilter/apsfilterrc.QUEUE (printer specific, optional)
This enables the system administrator to configure the printer to some sane
defaults, so that every user on this system can use the printer without
If the administrator can absolutely trust all users, the USE_USER_CODE config
variable in /etc/apsfilter/apsfilterrc (for all printers) or
/etc/apsfilter/QUEUE/apsfilterrc (for just one printer) can be set.
However, this is considered dangerous and a major security hole, since lpd
might use a prvileged user for calling apsfilter (like root or daemon).
But it is possible for users to ask the admin to create a user-specific
configuration file for any printer (/etc/apsfilter/QUEUE/apsfilterrc.USER)
so that users can set their default values.
As a special case, the admin can trust a single user and set USE_USER_CODE