[Samba] Printing notification

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Fri Feb 1 08:21:23 GMT 2002

Either you can pass the machine name (and/or ipaddress) to your script, 
otherwise if you use wins, you could use

IP=$nmblookup -U $WINS_SERVER -R "$USER#03"|grep "<03>"|awk '{print $1}')

(just replace $WINS_SERVER with the IP address of your wins server, or 
set the environment variable somewhere).

to get the IP address, and the do:

echo "Your print job has finished" |smbclient -M $USER -I $IP

We use something like this in a procmail script to notify users of new mail.


 > Message: 20 Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 09:09:01 -0500 From: Joel Hammer 
<Joel at HammersHome.com> To: David Brodbeck <DavidB at mail.interclean.com>, 
samba at lists.samba.org Subject: Re: [Samba] Printing notification What 
values to you see with set > shellvalues in your print filter. Would 
using email an OK way to notify them? Joel Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 
08:46:49AM -0500, David Brodbeck wrote:

>> I feel like this must be in the documentation somewhere, but I can't seem to
>> find it.
>> Is there any way to make Samba send WinPopUp notification when a document
>> finishes printing, like Windows NT does?  I'm doing some custom work with a
>> print filter where this would be really handy.  Alternatively, is there any
>> way to make smbclient send a message to a username instead of to a machine
>> name?  If so I could incorporate the notification into my filter script.
>> The problem is that the print filter knows the username of the person doing
>> the printing, but doesn't have any way of finding out the machine name.
>> ----------
>> David Brodbeck, System Administrator
>> InterClean Equipment, Inc.
>> Ann Arbor, Michigan
>> davidb at mail.interclean.com
>> (734) 975-2967 x221
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