help on win95 to Solaris printing

Dan Christopherson danch at
Wed May 12 12:56:54 GMT 1999

We have a Solaris 2.6 box running our printer.
Here's what we have (printer related) in smb.conf:

        load printers = Yes
        log level = 1
        print command = lp -c -o nobanner -d%p %s; rm %s
        log file = /var/opt/samba/smb.%m
        writeable = no
        guest ok = yes
        printable = yes

You may also need 'printcap name = lpstat', although that should have
been autodetected (at ./configure time). That just tells samba that your
using the Sys V style print system (it runs lpstat -v and parses its

That should at least give you a place to start.


Narasimha Murthy wrote:

> Hi,
>         I am running samba on solaris and linux (redhat 5.2)
>         Through win95 i am able to capture printer form linux (samba)
>         but not on solaris samba is anthing to be done smb.conf
>         if so can anybody help on this.
> thanks
> lnm at

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