Controlling unix print queues from PC

Clarke, Mike Mike.Clarke at
Wed May 26 09:20:52 GMT 1999

I'm running Samba 2.0.3 from the pre-built binary
-sunos-4.1.3.tar.Z) on a Sun IPX with SunOS 4.1.3_U1.

I've defined a printer in smb.conf, from a PC (NT 4.0) I can send prints
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 have
no effect - not even any messages in the logs.

The unix print queue is set up OK and reacts to local lpc, lpq, lpr and
lprm commands just fine.

This is what I have in smb.conf:

         comment = Dummy printer for testing
         path = /var/spool/samba
         print ok = Yes
         print command = /usr/ucb/lprm -P%p %s
         lpq command = /usr/ucb/lpq -P%p
         lprm command = /usr/ucb/lprm -P%p %j
         queuepause command = /usr/etc/lpc stop %p
         queueresume command = /usr/etc/lpc start %p
         printer name = blackhole

Any suggestions what I'm doing wrong?

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

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