[MOST LIKELY SOLVED] Printing bugs and annoyances in 3.0.25b

Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Tue Jul 24 20:15:50 GMT 2007

Kurt Pfeifle wrote:

> Here are the problems encountered:
> ==================================
> Some printers which contained a non-empty string in the "Description:"
> and/or the "Location:" fields (CUPS web interface, or as shown in output
> of "lpstat -l -p printername") did not show up in the Windows Network
> Neighbourhood under their CUPS names, but re-named, and their name
> now was the first word of their "Description" string as given on the
> CUPS side. It was not possible for Windows clients to use these printers.
> There also appeared .tdb files with such names, like

Most likely, this behavior was also caused by them inadvertedly using
"printing = bsd" in their setup (which is Samba's default) due to them
missing to have included *any* explicit "printing = ..." line ...

Kurt Pfeifle
System & Network Printing Consultant ---- Linux/Unix/Windows/Samba/CUPS
Infotec Deutschland GmbH  .....................  Hedelfinger Strasse 58
A RICOH Company  ...........................  D-70327 Stuttgart/Germany

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