Error ERRaccess in Samba 2.0.7 printing to Netgear print servers

Gary Thorne, Jr. gary at
Tue Jul 11 15:13:08 GMT 2000

I recently compiled and installed Samba 2.0.7 on SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 
using gcc v (Skunkware 98).  I was running Samba 1.9.18p7 with 
no problems.  We use a modified smbprint.sysv script to print to 
Windows shared printers and also Netgear PS104 print servers.  Printing 
to the Windows shared printers is working fine, but printing to the 
Netgear print servers does not work.  I get the following error at the "print -
" statement :

ERRSRV - ERRaccess (The requester does not have  the  necessary
access rights within the specified context for the requested function. The 
context is defined by the TID or the UID.) opening remote file stdin-1234

I compared the 2.0.7 source with the 1.9.18 source and found that the 
cmd_print procedure has changed significantly.  In clientgen.c, the 
cli_open procedure has the following statement :

CVAL(cli->outbuf,smb_com) = SMBopenX

I changed that to 

CVAL(cli->outbuf,smb_com) = SMBsplopen;

and the ERRaccess error disappeared.

It is my guess that the Netgear print server does not support the 
SMBopenX file SMB commands, but does support the SMBspl print 
spool SMB commands.  I changed the SMBclose command to 
SMBsplclose in cli_close and the SMBwriteX command in 
cli_issue_write to SMBsplwr and had a print command that almost 
worked except for a write error.  Would it be possible to re-enable SMB 
spool file printing in Samba 2?

The critical part of the print script is as follows :

# NOTE You may wish to add the line `echo translate' if you want 
# CR/LF translation when printing.
       echo translate
        echo "print -"
        cat $*
) | /usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient "\\\\$server\\$service" $password -N -P -
U print  > /dev/null
exit $?

I don't think I'm the only one with this problem (see[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=517185229 ), but I 
couldn't find any resolutions.  I rolled smbclient back to 1.9.18 for now.

We would like to get this problem fixed, so we can upgrade to the 2.0 
release.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Gary Thorne
HAL Systems

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