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Re: Printer Sharing and M1CR0S0FT Windows98
From: neale () LOWENDALE COM AU (Neale Banks)
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 16:52:12 +1100

        It seems that when you share a printer in windows 98, it'll create a
share called "PRINTER$" - which is actually your C:\Windows\System directory.
It is not password protected and you can view everything in your C:\Windows\System directory... even if your printer 
is shared with a password.

IIRC, this has been around for a long time (not that it excuses its
persistence) - the excuse, FWIW, being that the share is used to export
the printer's drivers.

If MS really _must_ do this, then it would it not be smarter to put the
printer drivers in a separate directory and export that?


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