Printer: Access denied, unable to connect

Peter Peltonen peter.peltonen at
Fri Oct 26 07:22:08 GMT 2001

I have a Deskjet 690C connected to my machine running RH7.1 + linux 2.4.13 
+ samba 2.2.2 installed from RPM.

I have setup the printer with RH's printconf-gui as a local printer. In 
local use it works fine.

I have the following in my /etc/samba/smb.conf:

  security = share
  printcap name = /etc/printcap
  load printers = yes


  path = /var/spool/lpd
  printable = yes
  guest ok = yes
  browseable = yes
  writeable = yes

Now, on a Win2kPro box I could do Settings -> Printers -> Add Printer and 
choose the Samba printer share "deskjet" and install a driver for it. 

I see the share "deskjet" as a share on my Samba box KARPALO. If I click 
"open" I get the Printer's window open, but it tells me:

"deskjet on KARPALO Access denied, unable to connect"

That is a bit confusing as I'm using share level security and the printers 
share is guest ok, browseable, printable and writeable? 

Now I wonder if the problem is not with win2k talking to samba but samba 
talking to lpd -- do I have to modify some permissions somewhere to let 
samba print to my printer? The printconf-gui did not have any security 
related options to be set and I do not know anything about how my linux 
box controls who is permitted to print something and who is not.

Any help appreciated,

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