TIL CUPS, the print queue server came from Apple and enables a web server by default (port 631) on a lot of systems. Is this really a good idea?


@tomosaigon Also interesting to note: Apple only recently-ish bought CUPS (and hired the developer) so that they could have a ready-made print stack and not worry about it going GPLv3 (like Samba did). CUPS existed for *far* longer than their ownership, though. IIRC, Red Hat and some others have made contributions to it over the years, because it's just *that* good.

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