[Samba] Strange printing problem

Vince Warde vince at douloscomputer.com
Tue Aug 6 10:10:03 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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