cups, samba and print queue....

tbsky_lee at tbsky_lee at
Wed Jan 12 16:28:30 GMT 2000

> Tbsky,
 > 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.

 >  mmmm. i think my logic is very simple:

 > what i can see with "lpstat" or "lpq" on samba server,
 >  i should also see them at windows client.
 >  because samba act this way, am i wrong ?

 >  if i have ten jobs waiting for printing on the samba server,
 >  i use lpstat can see them, so windows client should see them also.
 >  but with cups and samba i can not.

 >  in fact, if i use "printing = bsd" and tune the printing parameters
 >  instead of "printing = cups". i can see the queue status at windows
 >  but the informations are not all correct (ie. like the job id is
 >  because samba doesn't understand the cups lpq command output...

 >  yes maybe i can use some script to tune the lpq command output
 >  to suit samba..

 >  but why do this when we have "printing = cups " ??

 >  Best Regrads,
 >  Tbsky

   mmmm..i still get no response from samba & cups...
   so i think if i still want to use cups..better do some scripting now..
   anybody know what samba expect for the "lpq" command output ??"
   i now give samba below :

   rank job file size owner pri garbage

   then windows clients can show and delete print queues (but of course
   the informations are not all correct...)
   want kind of information should i give samba ???
   thanks for help...

   Best Regards,

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