HELP! can't see Unix printer shares

Tony Jones tony at
Tue Feb 16 02:59:06 GMT 1999

> Well, one part of the problem is that the printer is set up NOT
> to allow guest access, so you have to have a valid user/password
> to print.  (guest ok = no)  Also, unless you have changed the
> registry, NT and 98 require encripted passwords, and you have
> not enabled then in your Samba config.  Can you access your home
> directory if you try using a valid user id for the unix box?

I enabled 'guest ok', made no difference. Enabled encrypted passwords, 
made no difference either. From the comment/warning in smb.conf, I 
guess there is more encrypted passwords than just enabling it (the 
referenced README files are not in the FreeBSD package, I'll go download 
the source).

Don't understand your last question, I only wanted printer access, so
I had not bothered with filesystem access. I tried double clicking 
the Unix system from network neighborhood but I just get (NT) 
'Incorrect password or unknown username for <blank> <blank>". 
Adding my Unix username and password gives the same message. 
Win98 just says 'no permission to access resource'.

Is there a more detailed tutorial on the web anyone can point me to
about sharing Unix printers (for use from NT and Win98) ?


zebedee# grep '^[^#;]' smb.conf
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   server string = ZEBEDEE
   hosts allow = 192.168.0.
   load printers = yes
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
  printing = bsd
  guest account = pcguest
   log file = /var/log/samba.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY 
   interfaces =
   dns proxy = no 
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   printable = yes

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