cups & samba

George Plymale gplymale at
Sat Mar 24 21:52:31 GMT 2001

I am trying to print from a windows ME and 2k client to my debian linux 
server.  I am using samba 2.2alpha3 and I can smbclient //host/printer and 
acutally `print /tmp/test` and it works fine, but when it comes down to 
printing from windows, nothing happens.  I've tried to follow the logs, and 
at one point I also had a queue in /tmp, but now I don't even see that.

I tried to remove the [printers] section, and I could not even see printers 
in windows after that.  I have also tried redefining print so that instead 
of running lpr it would echo some data to a debugging file, but it appears 
that samba/cups will only allow printing to lpr, because when I logged onto 
my printer share when I did that and typed print <file> it would not echo 
information back to a debug file, but would print the file via lpr or 
however cups handles it internally with samba.

I've poured through my logs and cannot find useful information either.

Thanks for any help!!!  Also, I will need a reply to this e-mail address as 
I am not subscribed to the list yet.

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = (Samba %v)
bind interfaces only = Yes
#server string = Samba Server
browseable = yes
# enable printing with cups
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
# print command = /usr/bin/lpr -oraw -P%p %s
# print command = /tmp/saveprint %p %s
# lpq command = /usr/bin/lpstat -o %p
# lprm command = /usr/bin/cancel %p-%j
# log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
debug timestamp = No
max log size = 100
log level = 5
read bmpx = No
time server = Yes
lock directory = /var/lock/samba
locking = no
strict locking = no
share modes = yes
security = SHARE
null passwords = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
# Allows the Samba server to become a domain controller
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
dns proxy = No
wins support = Yes
guest account = smbuser
hide dot files = No

# Facilitates the long names recognition
preserve case = no
short preserve case = no
character set = iso8859-1
comment = Home Directories
preexec = /bin/sh -c 'echo /usr/bin/smbclient -M %m -I %I'&
browseable = yes
readonfiltered= no
writable = yes
create mode = 0750
public = yes
comment = Public
path = /home/public/
read only = No
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
guest ok = Yes
comment = Data
path = /home/samba/data
read only = No
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770
guest ok = Yes
comment = All Printers
browseable = yes
path = /tmp
# to allow user 'guest account' to print.
guest ok = yes
writable = yes
printable = yes
create mode = 0700
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