Guest printing

Jim Farrell jwf at
Tue Jun 30 20:52:35 GMT 1998

I asked this very same question about 5x on the regular samba list, and 
never got an answer.  All I wanted to do was to enable some of my 
printers to accept any client connection for printing.

I finally just set up another samba instance on a different server, ran it
in "security = share" mode, and exported the printers only ... that ended
up being good enough for what I wanted (I'm using solaris, and so just set
all the printers to forward to the primary server). It worked out in the
end because I've since also set up anonymous disk shares for visiting
people to use for transferring data to/from the developers on our network. 

-- jim

On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Mike Black wrote:

> How do I set up to allow guest printing?
> I've got one workstation that users log into with a user name/password that
> is not on my domain controller.  I'd like them to be able to print (but
> nothing else).
> Right now I've got an smb.conf printer entry like:
> [HPLJ5]
>    printer name = HPLJ5
>    comment = HP Laserjet 5Si/Mx PCL/Postscript
>    browseable = yes
>    path = /usr/spool/public
>    printable = yes
>    public = yes
>    writable = yes
>    create mode = 0660
>    guest ok = yes
>    printer driver = HP LaserJet 5Si/5Si MX PS
> However, samba is trying to validate the username (which fails) rather than
> allowing guest access during the session setup.
> password server MBLACK rejected the password
> NT Password did not match ! Defaulting to Lanman
> Is there another step involved here that we need to do?

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