Printer shares question

William R. Knox wknox at
Thu Mar 23 15:08:36 GMT 2000

I do believe it's the 'browseable = no' parameter in your [printers]
section that's doing this. Try setting it to yes and see what happens.
Good luck!

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

Jonathan Bayer wrote:
> Hi,
> I checked the archives, but couldn't find this question:
> I have two printers set up on my RedHat Linux 6.1 box, called lp0 and lp1 (original, huh?).  Anyway, I want both of these printers to be visible
> and browsable on the network.  I have the following relevant lines in my smb.conf file:
>      printcap name = /etc/printcap
>      load printers = yes
>      [printers]
>           comment = All Printers
>           path = /var/spool/samba
>           browseable = no
>           public = yes
>           guest ok = yes
>           writable = no
>           printable = yes
> While I can net use to the printers, they don't show up in a net view or when I look at the Network window on the Windows desktop.  Do I need
> to specify each printer I want to be publicly visible, or am I missing something?
> Thanks.

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