Trouble with Samba, SCO & HP Jet Direct

Michael St. Laurent rowl at
Thu Jan 8 00:34:16 GMT 1998

I've just installed an HP Jet Direct Network Print Server and configured
our SCO 5.0.2 box to print to it.  I can send anything to it as long it's
from the Unix side.  Then I configured Samba to share the printer and tried
sending a test page from one of the NT workstations but nothing came out
and I could find no error messages in the log files (even at debug level
9)!  The log file just had a "Running the command `lp -c -onobanner -dlp3
/tmp/smb.spool/OPALEX.a000Ra; rm /tm
p/smb.spool/OPALEX.a000Ra' gave 0" message in it.  I assume that the exit
code of zero means that it thought everything went OK.  Smbrun is in it's
proper place in /usr/local/samba/bin and the permissions look right
(rwxr-xr-x root sys), the lp command has the '-c' in it so that shouldn't
be a factor.  Also, there is another printer being shared by Samba that is
connected to the system's LPT port and I can print test pages to it just
fine.  So as far as I can see this is some kind of a problem between the
Jet Direct stuff and Samba.  Anyone have any ideas?  I could really use
some help with this one.

Michael St. Laurent
Hartwell Corporation

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority
it is time to pause and reflect."
               -- Mark Twain

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