Blank Page printing with Samba 3.0

Rizzo, John john.rizzo at
Mon Oct 13 16:23:40 GMT 2003

I have Samba 3.0 configured to use cups 1.1.19 as a backend for
printing.  Samba is acting as an AD member server and only as a print
server to its clients.  I have over 100 printers configured on this
system and for some reason a blank page is printed after every print
job.  I have tried this with several PPD files from both as well as from the manufacturer and the same is
happening.  This doesn't happen when I print directly through cups
bypassing samba.  Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am hoping
to replace our current MS printing infrastructure with Samba/CUPS
shortly and this seems to be the last hurdle to getting everything
working perfectly.

        # server type options
        workgroup = MYDOMAIN
        security = ADS
        realm =
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = *

        # to ensure that we do not get elected as the master browser
        preferred master = No
        local master = No
        domain master = No

        # logging options
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        #log level = 3

        # location to store the pid file
        pid directory = /var/run/samba/

        # printing related options
        printer admin = lp
        load printers = Yes
        printing = cups
        printcap name = cups
        show add printer wizard = Yes
        use client driver = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba 
        browseable = No
        printable = Yes
        public = Yes
        writable = No
        guest ok = Yes
        read only = Yes
        printer admin = lp

        comment = Printer Driver Download Area
        path = /var/samba/drivers
        browseable = Yes
        guest ok = Yes
        read only = Yes
        write list = lp


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