coding binge coming on.
effugas at best.com
Sat Mar 6 00:17:38 GMT 1999
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From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at switchboard.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <samba-technical at samba.org>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 1999 2:40 PM
Subject: coding binge coming on.
>hm. i feel the urge to do a coding-spree again. spread wings again in
>unchartered territories. before i do so, does anyone have any suggestions
>for major areas of missing functionality that are really getting on
>people's wick (e.g inter-domain trust relationships?)
>rsvp. to samba-technical, thx.
As I was discussing with Jeremy, my Samba <-> Novell bridge code(really
a bunch of shell scripts that interpret the data/variable stream) can't
handle job queues or deletions yet for a couple reasons:
1) No way for the full, six or seven digit alphanumeric job # to fit
into the LPQ modes provided. Generic LPQ is needed. (I've been working on
this, seems reasonably trivial to fix now that Jeremy says most of the
memory structures can *probably* handle the additional input.)
2) Hurm. I don't think there's a way for LPQ to report a job
description that's unequal to the job name. Right now I think it just sends
back <machinename>.<random> for the job descrip, though even that's
3) No way to retrieve the job description from the Win95/98/NT machine.
Big problem; it's done through some funky call. I promised Jeremy I'd
generate some tcpdumps to figure out what ioctl's were being used, I'll post
em this weekend.
I'm trying to replace the print system in our labs, but I can't do it
yet because of this stuff.
Just reposting all this in case you feel up to the task :-) Jeremy
doesn't exactly love the printing code that's already there.
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