How can I print from Unix to Wfwg!!!...

Eduardo Pimenta Marrocos e Freitas epimenta at
Thu Oct 23 19:34:02 GMT 1997

On Thu, 23 Oct 97 16:18:05 PST, kunwar.asif wrote, among other things:

>      I am using Samba 1.9.17p2 on Solaris2.5.1 running on Sun sparc-20 
>      servers. Our print servers are running WfWg. We want to print from 
>      Unix to Wfwg servers. I have tested print command of smbclient on a 
>      printer attached with a NT box and it works fine.
	Does it? I've just sweated a lot to make a smbclient connection to a
NT printer. While Wfwg does accept connections using

	smbclient \\\\server\\printer -N -P,

	I discovered that NT needs a -U option, and a valid NT user ID, as in

	smbclient \\\\serverNT\\printer -N -U NTUSER%passwd -P.

	Spent the whole morning on that.

>      But I want to print not only from command line but also from 
>      application (e.g Answer book, Visual works, etc ) to WfWg. So I want 
>      to know the exact steps which I should take to install printing .

	The procedure will change according to how the application does 
print files, but in most cases you will need to find where is it (probably a
"lp" command in some configuration file) and replace it with a call to a
script, for example "smbprint".

	I've written a smbprint script, and am sending it below. I think it's
quite self-understandable, but feel free to ask any questions.

----------- Begin of smbprint script:

/usr/local/bin/smbclient \\\\NTprintserver\\hp -U printer%printer -N -P 1>/dev/null <<EOF
printmode text
print $1

----------- End of smbprint script.


		Eduardo Pimenta (no signature yet, maybe will never have one)

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