Problem printing from NT to printer attached to LInux box
cdavis at netprudent.com
Tue Nov 20 14:49:02 GMT 2001
I installed Samba 2.2.2 on my Linux box. The smb.conf file is as shown
below. The permission on /var/spool/lpd/lp is set to 755; ie, it is
writable only by the owner, which is lp. With the setup as is, when I
try to print from the NT machine, the smb log on the Linux box
indicates the following error: " print_job_start: insufficient
permissions to open spool file /var/spool/lpd/lp".
If I set the permission on /var/spool/lpd/lp to 777, I can
print; however, for obvious security concerns, this solution is
Could someone inform me as to what is the correct way to set things up
to allow printing from my NT machine without making /var/spool/lpd/lp
writable by all. My smb.conf file is shown below.
netbios name = bert
workgroup = WORKGROUP
hosts allow = 10.10.10. 127.
load printers = yes
max log size = 50
security = server
password server = 10.10.10.8
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/lpd/lp
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
writable = no
printable = yes
public = yes
write list = @administrators,root
Thanks in advance.
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