[Samba] NT, 2000, and XP can print - 9x can't!

Vince Warde vince at douloscomputer.com
Fri Aug 2 10:38:02 GMT 2002

I work exclusively in the area of small LANS (5-10 machines max) where 
security is not a major issue.  Therefore I have always created simple 
smb.conf files with share based security.  I am also a newbee to Linux - 
most of my experience has been with SAMBA.

Re: My current problem, I have set up the system with both open and root 
only shares.  All clients can view and write to the open folder shares.  I 
have also tried to make the printer available to everyone - but only the NT 
based clients (NT4.0, 2000, XP) can print!  9x clients can see the printer, 
they can connect to it and/or capture it, but no matter what settings I use 
on the client side the print process locks up.

As you might expect, I am using client side drivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The smb.conf file follows.

Thanks much!

Vince Warde

SAMBA Version 2.2.1a
Red Hat 7.2

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2002/08/01 07:47:12

# Global parameters
     workgroup = HOME
     netbios name = MICROSERVER
     server string = MicroServer
     security = SHARE
     encrypt passwords = Yes
     log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
     max log size = 0
     socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
     dns proxy = No
     guest account = root
     printing = lprng

     comment = Home Directories
     valid users = %S
     read only = No
     create mask = 0664
     directory mask = 0775
     browseable = No

     comment = All Printers
     path = /var/spool/samba
     guest ok = Yes
     printable = Yes
     browseable = No

     path = /var/www/html
     read only = No

     path = /shares
     read only = No

     path = /shares/data
     read only = No
     guest ok = Yes

     path = /shares/programs
     read only = No
     guest ok = Yes

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