Point-and-print services with Samba

Darrin M. Gorski dgorski at ford.com
Mon Oct 6 20:34:30 GMT 1997

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Simon Hyde wrote:

> Wouldn't the windows clients then go a bit mad and start demanding
> printer drivers that don't exist for people who don't have the exact
> windows printer driver string in their printcap file? I can't say I've
> tried printer driver = with an invalid printer driver name, but I
> wouldn't imaging windows would be too pleased

I would imagine it would be no different than if the Windows client got no
'printer driver' string at all, specifically, a 'Where do I find this
driver' dialog box appears.

Anyway, in the spirit of smb.conf, it would of course be configurable!

printcap comment drivername hack = yes

I'm still looking through the code to see if this is something I, myself,
can handle. I fear it may be a bit over my head, not being a C programmer.

But hey, how does one learn if one never tries?


 "I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious."
				- A. Einstein

Darrin M. Gorski, Research Computer Systems Network Support
Scientific Research Laboratories, Ford Motor Company
Internet: dgorski at ford.com | Tel/Fax: +1 (313) 248-3753

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