Solaris/Samba/printing question

William Knox wknox at
Fri Jan 21 18:34:12 GMT 2000

If you use LPRng (available at
you can use the flag -U to specify the username to be used on the
banner. Details in the LPRng documentation. And as mundane as I know it
sounds, users here were SCREAMING when we initially switched print
systems a few months back and they started getting "Nobody" as the
username on their banner pages. I think people took it as a personal
insult :-)

Good luck!

			Bill Knox
			Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

Eric _emaq_ Maquiling wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is sort of mundane but users want to know how to get their userid's
> on the banner sheet when they print to a Unix box running samba.  The
> printer prints out my userid (of course, I have a userid on the Unix box)
> but everyone else has guest.  smb.conf has "guest" as the userid to print
> but how does my name get on the banner?
> Is this even possible without users having userid's on the Unix box?
> TIA!
> --
> Eric _emaq_ Maquiling, MCSE MCP+I   650-506-0249
> Systems Administrator
> Oracle Business On-Line
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