Printer sharing trouble

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Mon Jan 15 20:57:32 GMT 2001

Can you check your /etc/passwd file and /etc/group file and verify that the
uid and gid are actually 99 and 10000?  I have seen this same sort of
behavior when the uid or gid of the 'guest account' (by default user nobody)
was negative or > 65534...
You might also want to verify by adding the global smb.conf parameter
guest account = guestuser

and add guestuser to your /etc/passwd file, as a member of group 'users';
just as a test...
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexi Margo [mailto:alexi at]
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 1:16 PM
To: 'samba at'
Subject: RE: Printer sharing trouble

Hi all,

Apologies for chasing this up, but I'm really stuck and from the responses
I've had from a couple of people privately, I thought I'd try and clarify a

The problem is essentially that I have a printer who I can print to by
executing "lpr". This has been setup in /etc/printcap. However, when I share
this printer over SMB and try to print to it there, the following takes

> server MISERVER1, service texas
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> Anonymous login successful
> Domain=[MI-GROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba pre-3.0.0]
> smb: \> print -
> code 0 opening remote file stdin-8335

log.smbd shows the following activity during that period:

> miserver1 ( connect to service texas as user nobody \
> (uid=99, gid=10000) (pid 8324)
> ===============================================================
> INTERNAL ERROR: Signal 11 in pid 8324 (pre-3.0.0)
> Please read the file BUGS.txt in the distribution
> ===============================================================
> PANIC: internal error

Just to recap, the entire contents of smb.conf are at the end of this

Thanks for all your help,
/ Alexi Margo


        workgroup = MI-GROUP
        security = server
        encrypt passwords = yes
        stat cache = false
        password server = MAIL
        netbios name = MISERVER1
        server string = New Miserver (RedHat Linux)
        hosts allow = 10.0.0.
        domain master = no
        preferred master = no
        guest account = nobody
        os level = 0
        printing = bsd
        print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p %s -r
        lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -P%p
        lprm command = /usr/bin/lprm -P%p %j
        load printers = yes
        winbind uid = 10000-20000
        winbind gid = 10000-20000
        template shell = /bin/bash
        wins server =
        create mask = 0777
        directory mask = 0777
        force create mode = 0755
        force directory mode = 0755
        force group = "MI-GROUP\Domain Users"
        guest ok = no

        printable = yes
        printer name = lp
        printing = bsd
        read only = yes
        writable = no
        guest ok = yes
        path = /var/spool/texas
        print ok = yes

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