[Samba] newbie ?
barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Mon Feb 25 23:58:03 GMT 2002
> hi all...
> am new to samba and this list and i want a couple of my doubts
> my questions could be silly...and i wuld be even happy if i am replied off
> the list...
> 1. I am trying to print a file from my mandrake machine using a windows
> 9X printer connected across the room. The printed page is
> haphazard....just one line gets printed.
> i issue smbclient //nwm/H
> and then smb:\> print a.txt
Is a.txt a plaint text file? You may get the "stair case effect". Try
unix2dos a.txt bevor your commands. Try a file in the native language
of the printer (probably print into a file from w9x and try that
file). Once you have this running you may look into an automated
printfilter an integrate everything into lpd.
> 2. Is is possible to put a set of winNT machines onto a local samba
> domain and try to get the logs of what the system is doing
What the samba system is doing will be seen in log.smbd, but you
won't get any messages about the NT-machines there. log.smbd is
mainly for debugging so you will have to phrase it got get the
information you want. Or look at the VBS (???) moduls of samba that
can be writen for monitoring.
> 3. Is it possible to print to a unix printer from a win9X/NT machine
> .the printer is connected to a sun box .
Yes. One of the core things of samba.
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