Controlling unix print queues from PC

Clarke, Mike Mike.Clarke at
Wed Jun 2 07:38:27 GMT 1999

Michal Jezierski <heja at> wrote:

>Mike Clarke wrote:
>> I've defined a printer in smb.conf, from a PC (NT 4.0) I can send
>> to it and view the queue OK but I can't manage the queue in any way.
>> Attempts to cancel prints and stop or start the queue from the PC
>> no effect - not even any messages in the logs.
>> The unix print queue is set up OK and reacts to local lpc, lpq, lpr
>> lprm commands just fine.
>For any user?

No, just the sysadmins responsible for the NT boxes.
The object of the exercise is to replace a variety of different dumb
network print server boxes with some surplus low end PCs as Samba print
servers running Linux. For this solution to gain favour with the NT
administrators I'll have to offer them (at least) the same level of
control as they already have.


>Try to set writeable=yes
>Also check permissions on samba spool directory (sticky bit set?).

Yes tried writeable=yes and chmod 777 and 1777, still nothing :-(

Mike Clarke
Systems Support Engineer
Siemens Power Generation Limited.
Tel: +44 191 275 2224 Fax: +44 191 275 2205


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