Printer banner always 'nobody'
Smith Darren B
Darren.B.Smith at wmc.com.au
Sun Sep 20 23:51:09 GMT 1998
> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 16:18:43 -0700
> From: Michael Page <michael.page at exemplar.com>
> To: samba at samba.anu.edu.au
> Subject: Printer banner always 'nobody'
> Message-ID: <3602EA53.A11993E3 at exemplar.com>
> I've had this problem as long as I've been using samba: every time
> anyone prints from a PC they get a banner page labeling them 'nobody.'
> Now, I realize this has to do with the guest account being
> 'nobody,' and
> the server is passing that name to the printer. It can get very
> frustrating, though, when lots of folks use the same printer
> and all of
> the jobs have the same name on them.
> So I guess my question would be, is there a way to print using the
> username instead of the guest account?
> I'm using v1.9.16p9 on a Solaris 2.4 machine printing to HP Laserjet
Why not simply turn the banner page off? If you are using network
printing on the HP, then the JetDirect card has the ability to print a
banner page also. To turn it off there you will need to telnet into the
printer and type >banner: 0 to turn the banner page off.
The other option is to give _everyone_ an account on your unix box (even
if you give them a null shell so that they cant log in) so that their
names appear correctly on the banner page.
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