Windows printing problem

Kari Ruohonen kari.ruohonen at
Tue Aug 31 16:40:19 GMT 1999

I have configured Samba 1.9.18p10 (binaries in Debian 2.1 distribution). I can share files and directories on my Linux box and use them from both Win95 and Win98 clients. I have shared HP Deskjet attached to the Linux box in my smb.conf file. I can see the printer on both Windows clients, I can install the printer (referring to the server) but when I try to print Windows clients say "Network path is not available" or close to it.

smb.conf is as follows

workgroup = WORKGROUP

security = user

domain master = yes

domain logons = yes

lm announce = yes

encrypt passwords = yes

smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd

wins support = no

wins proxy = yes

printing = bsd

printcap name = /etc/printcap

load printers = yes


comment = All printers

path = /var/spool/lpd/hpdj

browseable = no

printable = yes

public = yes

writable = no

create mode = 0700


path = /var/spool/lpd/hpdj

printer name = lp

writable = yes

public = yes

printable = yes

print command = lpr -r -h -P %p %s


comment = Kotihakemistot

browseable = no

read only = no

preserve case = yes

short preserve case = yes

create mode = 750

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