Forms, print queues and tdb

Damian Ivereigh damian at
Mon Jan 15 03:09:14 GMT 2001

Jean Francois Micouleau wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Damian Ivereigh wrote:
> > Oooh, good call. I knew this, but for some reason I forgot. Yes we
> > have win95. So it's the win95 not the winNT pummeling my machines!
> As Tim underlined already, I don't think your NT machines are generating
> the high load you have on your server. I've never seen NT polling for a
> print queue even when you add/delete a print job to the queue. NT expects
> the server will send a notification message when something happen on a
> print queue.

I reckon I have found it! It is NT 4.0 being the evil one. The problem
is that
these machines were originally connected to Samba 1.9.17 and they do
poll. When I swap in the new Samba they continue to poll only now each
they do it costs the machine a lot more. Even if you kill the smbd's
NT just
reconnects. At least win95 puts the printer into "work-offline mode"
and stops

> > I kinda didn't think it was win95 because I am used to the fact that
> > killing the smbd's (i.e. closing the connections) has the win95 mac
> > mark the printers as "offline" and then no longer polling. So I
> > assumed this was winNT.
> >
> > I'll check this out...
> >
> > However we still have the problem.
> win95, the evil OS :-)

Yeah, but NT is even worse!

Damian Ivereigh
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