Printer name is invalid
hal_snyder at sdsi.com
Fri May 14 19:24:38 GMT 1999
The mailing list archives mention this as a problem, but I
didn't see any specific steps given to fix it:
We have Samba running on four servers - two at Samba version
1.9.18.p10 and two at 2.0.3.
One of the 2.0.3 servers is on Solaris 2.7, 3/99 update. It
has an smb.conf file essentially identical to that of the
other 2.0.3 system, but it's impossible to add a printer on
this system to NT W4 Sp3/4/5. If we do
My Computer / Printers / Add Printer
and browse, the printer shows up for the Solaris host, but
if you put the cursor over the printer name, then under the
browse we see the helpful message:
Error: The handle is invalid.
Double-clicking the printer gives an error pop-up saying
Could not connect to the printer. The printer name is invalid.
It *is* possible to net use the printer to LPT1: from a command
window and print to it.
Any ideas on how to tackle this one?
BTW, the other 2.0.3 system runs OpenBSD 2.5. It also had this
problem for several days, then the problem mysteriously vanished.
Now the "printer driver" name isn't picked up. (The same driver
name is picked up from our other two servers.)
We've tried several permutations, but here's the latest
smb.conf from the Solaris 2.7 system:
workgroup = MAIN
netbios name = SOLAR7
name resolve order = host wins
server string = Samba %v
hosts allow = 192.168.47.
load printers = yes
log file = /var/log/log.%m
max log size = 50
security = server
password server = MAINPDC
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
interfaces = 192.168.47.75/24
local master = no
wins support = no
wins server = 192.168.47.1
dns proxy = no
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
guest ok = no
writable = no
printable = yes
printer driver = HP LaserJet 5Si/5Si MX PS
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