Samba and printing

Adrian Barker ccaaarb at
Thu Nov 2 15:47:22 GMT 2000

We are running NT4/TSE with Citrix Metaframe 1.8 and using Samba 2.0.5a
running on Slackware Linux 7.1, which then maps to AIX filestore over

We have a situation whereby sometimes when users'  files/documents are
stored on a samba drive and they try to print, it prints to a file
NEnnn: rather than going to the networked printer. Printing is via lpd
to a separate linux system.

This happens even when they *haven't chosen* the print to file option.
Logging in and logging out sometimes cures it. Moving their files to the
local hard disk or an NTFS drive seemingly always cures it. But most of
the filestore is on Unix so these solutions are poor workarounds.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Adrian Barker, Information Systems
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Tel (+44) 020 7679  2795  Fax (+44) 20 7388 5406
Email: A.Barker at        

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