Getting Samba To Stop Printing Banners

William R. Knox wknox at
Mon Feb 26 13:43:00 GMT 2001

Are you getting short (i.e. 4 lines) banner pages? Is the printer an IP
printer? Is it an HP? If the answer to these three is yes, it is almost
certainly a printer-generated banner page. The only way to get rid of
these if you are going to continue to use LPD printing (i.e. instead of
printing to the 9100 port, something which is available with with LPRng)
is to telnet to the printer and then type "banner: 0" and then "quit" at
the interface. And, believe it or not, these can't even be turned off on
some older models.
Let me know if this has been a help. Good luck!

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Mark Penkower wrote:

> Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 18:25:33 -0500
> From: Mark Penkower <mark at>
> To: samba at
> Subject: Getting Samba To Stop Printing Banners
> I have the :sh parameter set in my /etc/printcap file, yet my print jobs
> still print a banner page - how do I disable this?
> Thanks
> Mark Penkower

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