Samba NTDOM printing?
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri May 22 13:08:03 GMT 1998
Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> How does the current NTDOM work affect Samba's printing capabilities?
> I've currently got printing working fine (from an NT4.0 Workstation)
> if I copy a file directly to the queue using a command line copy
> command, or if I do a NET USE to the printer to capture an LPT port.
This has puzzled me as well. I have 5 NT boxes printing to a
1.9.19alpha samba served printer. The samba server is also the PDC.
However, I am unable to add a new network printer from that server on
the NT boxes.
I talked with Jean-Francois about this. He has implmented about 16 of
the 50 or so \PIPE\spoolss functions. However, they are not in the
current main branch code as I understand.
> However, trying to actually set up the printer on my workstation, even
> though it appears just fine in the browse list, results in "Cannot add
> printer. The printer name is invalid.". I vaguely remember seeing
> something about this on the list, but can't remember for sure...
For the meantime, I am setting up a 1.9.18p7 samba server which will use
the samba pdc as the password server and share printers off the main
You are correct that the "net use lpt1: \\server\printername' solution
will work. The other solution listed in the FAQ does not seem to work
at the moment.
> Also, what do most people use as the permissions on their Samba
> print-spool directory?
rwxrwxrwxt ( the sam as /tmp )
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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- Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )
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