[Samba] ACT Printing problems

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Feb 20 07:30:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Ed Wilson wrote:

> Michael,
> I saw your post regarding printing problems with ACT, Windows 2000 and 
> Samba. Did you manage to fix it? I am having exactly the same problem and 
> receiving the same errors in my log file. I am trying to print to a 
> Laserjet 5MP printer via samba.
> What I think is happening is ACT is trying to use the older LANMAN printing 
> subsystem and not RPC. As you mentioned, I too only have this problem on 
> one of my Windows 2000 machines, the others work fine. Interestingly 
> though, the problematic 2k box will refuse to use Lanman type printing (I 
> get the error, unable to connect message) and thus have to use RPC, which 
> doesn't seem work with ACT. I have tried using the disable spoolss command. 
> My logs:
> [2002/02/20 12:27:08, 0] 
> rpc_server/srv_spoolss.c:api_spoolss_open_printer_ex(42)
>    spoolss_io_q_open_printer_ex: unable to unmarshall SPOOL_Q_OPEN_PRINTER_EX.
> [2002/02/20 12:27:08, 0] rpc_server/srv_pipe.c:api_rpcTNP(1200)
>    api_rpcTNP: api_spoolss_rpc: SPOOLSS_OPENPRINTEREX failed.
> [2002/02/20 12:27:37, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_data(436)
>    read_data: read failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer

I need the full level 10 debug log currounding this error, plus other 
details such as client OS + SP, driver (you already said), 
PCL[5,5e,6,etc...] or PS, etc...

cheers, jerry
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