[Samba] Problem in printing to file

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Apr 24 12:07:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, alg wrote:

> I recently upgraded my samba servers from samba-1.9.18p8 to samba-2.2.2,
> and a problem arised for one of my NT users: The "print to file"
> behaviour is now different when a file is opened from a network drive or
> from a local disk.
> - With a local drive (or with a network drive connected on a old 1.9.18
> server), a non-Microsoft software such as Netscape Communicator 4.7 (or
> Acroread 4 or PaintShopPro 4.14) will ask for the output filename when I
> select print/print to file and click OK. - With a network drive
> connected to a samba-2.2.2 server, no filename is asked, and the program
> writes the output to a file called FILE:* in the directory of the opened
> filed, without any question.


Using the latest SAMBA_2_2 cvs code, an Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 (tried both
on NT 4.0 SP6a and  Win2k SP2), i was unable to reproduce this behavior.
I tested printing to a file against both a Samba served network printer
and a local printer.  I was always prompted for the output file name.

Can you retest your problem against the latest 2.2 cvs code to
verify my findings?  Thanks.

cheers, jerry
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