[Samba] Win 9x printer problem

Vince Warde vince at douloscomputer.com
Thu Aug 8 09:36:02 GMT 2002

I am continuing to struggle with a strange SAMBA Printing problem.  Here 
are the details:

1) NT based clients can log on as guests or as users and can print in 
either case with no problems.

2) Windows 9x clients can log in as either guest or as users and can access 
shares with no problems.

3) Windows 9x clients attempting to print directly to the SAMBA printer 
hang the print process and require a reboot

4) After capturing a printer port, the 9x clients can print by copying 
either a text or .prn file from the command prompt

The Linux machine is running Red Hat 7.2 and the RAW printer is the only 
printer installed.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2002/08/08 09:22:39

# Global parameters
	workgroup = HOME
	netbios name = MICROSERVER
	server string = Red Hat Linux Microserver
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	map to guest = Bad User
	unix password sync = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 0
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	preferred master = False
	local master = No
	domain master = False
	dns proxy = No
	guest account = admin
	printing = lprng

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

	path = /var/spool/samba
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	printer name = LPT1
	oplocks = No

	comment = create new shares here
	path = /shares
	read only = No

	comment = create data directories here
	path = /shares/data
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

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

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