cups, samba and print queue....

William Knox wknox at
Tue Jan 11 11:57:51 GMT 2000

What we have experienced here is that IP printing is fast enough that
the job disappears from the print queue and is spooled on the printer
before the print queue command is processed. We have two types of
printers here, IP and Appletalk (please don't ask why), and the jobs on
the Appletalk printers, for which there is a filter which takes much
longer to print, show up in the Windows print manager window. The jobs
on the IP printers don't.

			Bill Knox
			Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

tbsky_lee at wrote:
> Hello!
>   we are using cups 1.0.4 and samba 2.0.6 here.
>   cups is a really good printing system.
>   (at we use printing = cups at smb.conf)
>   windows client can print correctly, but they can not see
>   queue status.
>   the print manager of windows  allways shows blank.
>   how to solve this problem?
>   Any body got success to let windows client see the
>   queue of the server ??
>   thanks for help ....
>  PS: our samba server connect 5 printers. all are  network printers.
>          2 jetdirect (use port 9100)  3 lpd network printers (use port 515)
>          so i don't know if local printers works or not....
>          i install cups first(with binary) , then samba(rebuild the  source
> rpm or
>          compile from souce..)
>          i think the step is correct...
>          i turn on the debug level of samba. and i can see some information
> like
>          this :  (i print the win95 testprinter page from windows client)
>         [2000/01/10 13:42:33, 6] printing/printing.c:get_printqueue(1041)
>         QUEUE2: 1st    50   nobody     12     PrinterTestPage    258048
> bytes
>         so i think samba can find the queue status. but it can not
>         transfer the status to windows client ....
>         any solutions ?
>    Best Regards,
>    Tbsky

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