I need some help with this... My printer (hp inkjet) will randomly print 3 pages with just a header that includes the curl command (see photo) since this is a major waste of paper, how do I get this to stop?

I don’t have any server type apps installed so I don’t know what’s going on.

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Is someone getting in to my printer or how would I know if my Mac is sending these to the printer?


Do you have a netgear router?

Look here and search for “printer”. It looks like it could be something to do with vulnerability scanning in your router.

Suggestions are:

  • turn off the vulnerability scan in the router
  • turn off the web services on the printer
  • Thanks, that looks like the solution.
    – ewmjr
    Apr 2 '20 at 2:04
  • @ewmjr excellent, for clarity which solution worked for you?
    – compuphys
    Apr 2 '20 at 8:08
  • After reading the NETGEAR site I’ll need to update firmware. I also needed to turn of the security scan since that’s what’s causing the problem. So far I haven’t updated the firmware since I don’t want to go offline for an unknown length of time (I’ll probably mess it up once or twice) now that we’re at home all the time.
    – ewmjr
    Apr 3 '20 at 1:18

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