Printing from Windows NT and Win2000 when not in the Domain
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Thu Nov 18 17:18:25 GMT 1999
Here are the results of my testing of printing from Win2000 and WinNT WS
when you are not in a domain.
1. If Samba is in security=user, but passwords are plaintext, even if the
PlainPassword hack is in use, you cannot connect to the printers, it seems.
2. If Samba is in security=share, or security=user and encrypt passwords =
yes, then printing seems to work.
I haven't tested either of the above OSes as members of a Samba domain (for
obvious reasons with Win2000), nor have I tried actually printing anything
in the above cases. If you cannot get connected to bring up the status
window for a printer, it seems little point in trying to print.
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course
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