problem browsing Printers share on Samba 2.2.0 server from NT4 - lag and/or explorer crash

Paul Sanders sanders_p at
Mon May 14 18:58:43 GMT 2001

I am experiencing a problem that just started last week.  When I connect from NT
to samba [as Nt user mapped to root] I get the normal share listing of printers,
tmp, root, and the Printers folder.  This comes up within 1-2 seconds.  The
problem is that when I open the Printers folder to display the samba shared
printers [in order to select them and add/change drivers...] I get a blank
window and an hourglass for >5 minutes then I get either a window with only the
Add Printer icon [no printers] or explorer chokes and i get a Dr. Watson error. 
This is using the same smb.conf I have used on perhaps 20-30 builds during
testing - I have never seen this error before.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?  I have included my smb.conf below and
attached an L10 log for the machine I'm connecting from. BTW, this happens from
both NT and w2k.

as usual, any input is appreciated.

The setup:

Samba 2.2.0 - CVS this morning
Va Enhanced RHL 6.2.4
VA 1220 server

smb.conf snippet:
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	domain master = no 
	dns proxy = no
	password server = hcpnt013 hcpnt014
	printing = bsd
	encrypt passwords = yes
	preferred master = no
	server string = Red Hat Linux 6.2.4 - Samba 2.2.0
	workgroup = UHCWNY
	protocol = NT1
	netbios name = hcplnx00
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY 
	local master = no
	load printers = yes
	client code page = 437
	security = domain
	wins server =
	os level = 0
	username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/
	debug level = 10

	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writable = yes

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	print ok = yes
	guest ok = yes

	path = /tmp
	writable = yes
	comment = Temporary file space
	public = yes

	guest ok = yes
	browseable = yes
	read only = yes
	comment = printer drivers
	path = /usr/local/samba/printers
	write list = root

	printable = yes
	comment = HP LaserJet 4000 Series PS
	printer = npcl101
	writable = yes
	path = /var/spool/lpd/npcl101
	public = yes

{plus 81 more printers - only difference is model in comment and printer/spool
dir name...}

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