Urgent Fix/Problem With Printing
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Sat Oct 7 22:35:14 GMT 2000
> I am the developer of the LPRng print spooler - and also do
> print spooling systems in general. I was made aware of the following
> issue with Samba -
> There is clearly a problem if this is the general technique.
> Now, I understand why a file would be put into the
> spooling 'hold directory' with such a name, as it would
> make looking for user jobs simpler. But there is clearly
> a problem here.
> I hate to admit this, but I am baffled at a good solution.
> The following have come to mind:
> a) Use the 'magic id' of previous releases.
> Negative: difficult/impossible for users to identify their
> b) Add a 'majic cookie' to the end of the file name to
> make it uniq. This is easy to do if it is the printer queue
> Negative: longer job name.
Observation of a Windows NT printserver shows that two files are created for
each print job with unique names. One file contains the print job, and the
other contains the print information.
I do not know if this will help with SAMBA.
Would having per user spool sub directories make sense?
wb8tyw at qsl.network
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