[Samba] trouble printing to samba share

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Aug 26 08:07:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Rizzo, Joe wrote:

> I am using samba 2.2.3a-6 on a standard RedHat 7.3 install.
> >From a windows xp system I can browse and see the printer share, however
> when I try to access it I get the following message: "Printer
> \\_smbserv\HPLaserJet6P does not exist on the computer.  Either the
> printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost
> its connection to the server."
> The same happens even when I try to access the printer with
> \\\HPLaserJet6P

Windows XP uses *SMBSERV as the netbios name of the server when you try to 
access it using an IP address.  Please try to reproduce this using the 
2.2.6pre1 code on samba.org.  If you are still finding the same behavior, 
let me know and we'll start debugging from there.

cheers, jerry
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