[printers] and [homes] masking

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri Jan 8 13:37:11 GMT 1999

Hi folks,

the processing in find_service in smbd/service.c seems to suggest that if
there is a user called ljet4 and printcap entry called ljet4, then no one
will be able to connect to the printer, because,

find service will try first for a [homes] share, and if that succeeds, will
return.  However, the [homes] share should not be printable, so in
make_connection in smbd/service.c we will reject the attempt to connect a
printer share which is not printable.

I think that people might find it a tad difficult to debug this situation.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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