HELP! can't see Unix printer shares
tony at rtd.com
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
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 = 192.168.0.1/24
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
More information about the samba