SAMBA digest 2461

Cliff Green green at UMDNJ.EDU
Fri Mar 24 17:43:14 GMT 2000

On Sat, 25 Mar 2000 samba at wrote:
> 			    SAMBA Digest 2461
> Date:   Fri, 24 Mar 2000 08:24:20 -0500
> From:   "Jonathan B. Bayer" <Jonathan_Bayer at>
> Subject: Re: Printer shares 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
If these two lines aren't helping, you might add entries for your two
printers (e.g.:
...(options go here)
...(options go here)

> >
> >     [printers]

On my systems, I've always made this [printer$].  That makes is a hidden
share.  Also, unless I'm living in a dream, that's where the printer
drivers are kept for automagic printer installs.

> >          comment = All Printers
> >          path = /var/spool/samba
> >          browseable = no
Yeah, this has to be "browseable = yes", or you wouldn't be able to browse
to the printer defines.  Have you read through PRINTER_DRIVER.txt in the
textdocs directory?  Also, be aware that you'll probably get no joy if
you're trying to do this from an NT PC.

Clifford Green               Internet -  green at
Academic Computing Services                    UMDNJ-IST
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