Samba 2.2.0alpha0 snapshot released

William R. Knox wknox at
Mon Oct 9 16:04:46 GMT 2000

To the Samba Team and everyone else, I guess,
Printing from an NT box seems to be broken in the new alpha release (I
was hoping to see if the problems with spooling under non-unique names
had been fixed - anyone know?). Here are the details:

Built with gcc 2.95.2 on a Solaris 2.6 system with the options: 
./configure  --prefix=/usr/local --with-privatedir=/usr/local/private
--with-lockdir=/usr/local/var/locks --with-swatdir=/usr/local/swat

and with the Makefile edited to have the sbin directory set to
/usr/local/sbin and the config directory set to /usr/local/etc (as if
anyone cares about that).

The error:

When I try to print to a printer share on the samba system from an NT
4.0 (SP3 I believe - I can confirm that if anyone cares) box, the
following error pops up:

"Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print trouble
shooter for assistance? The handle is invalid."

In addition, if I have my standard include for our site, which has over
1000 printers in it, set up in the smb.conf, the smbd process begins to
eat memory on my system like nobody's business when I try to print (but
not initially when I start samba).

Here are the shares that I am using:

   public = no
   writeable = yes

   comment = R101-1B107-HPLJ4MX-MM38716 at mb-b-1st-floor
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   guest only = yes
   writeable = no
   printable = yes
   create mode = 0700
   printer driver = HP LaserJet 4Si MX
   printer driver location = \\%L\PRINTER$

Let me know if there is any other info I can pass along.
			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

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