Bug 8132

Arvid Requate requate at univention.de
Tue Sep 27 04:23:14 MDT 2011


in a Samba 3.5.11 domain we discovered that the 'location' and 'comment' 
attributes of printers imported from the CUPS backend do not show up correctly 
in the printer share definitions when connecting to them from Windows XPSP3 
hosts joined to the Samba domain (with "security=domain"). The release notes 
of Samba 3.5.9 suggest that a related issue has been fixed as bug 8132.

The server side output of the command 'rpcclient localhost -c "enumprinters 
2"' shows the correct value in the "location:" attribute of the printers, but 
on the Windows XP clients it appears to be empty.

The only clue I found until now is that it is possible to make the "location" 
field appear correctly by connecting to the printer share from a Windows XP 
client and modifying e.g. the "comment" field manually from that client. This  
client initiated modification seems to fix the printer share definition: IF I 
connect to that printer share again (e.g. from a second Windows XP client) 
after this step, the "location" shows up correctly as imported from the CUPS-
backend. This is behaviour sounds pretty similar to the bug report 8132.

From samba debug logs I could not find any hint to the source of the problem, 
maybe someone can provide a hint what steps to take to debug it?


Arvid Requate
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