[Samba] printing problems and permissions

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Feb 27 05:40:04 GMT 2002

It does sound like there is a loss of authentication happening (whatever
authentication is).
I don't know much about permissions, but, just for experimentation,
I would try changing create mode to a more permissive value, say,
666, for example.


On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 10:20:03AM +0100, Frank Fürst wrote:
> Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com> schrieb:
> > You haven't gotten any replies, so I'll put my two cents in.  This sounds
> > like samba has received the job from the NT client but whatever program
> > you are trying to print with can't open the file.  
> Yes, it sounds like this - but how could that happen? BTW it doesn't
> matter which program on the NT client is used, Acrobat Reader, WinWord,
> WordPerfect and others, even the test page failes. 
> What I should have added:
> Once a print job was rejected, all subsequent print jobs will be
> rejected too. A "logout - logon again" is needed, sometimes even a
> reboot (and once, IIRC, printing a test page also helped, but since that
> it always failed, too).
> > Are these printfiles
> > left in your spool directory? 
> Usually not, only when there was a print error (which happens sometimes,
> it's a network printer whose network interface doesn't handle properly
> the case that the printer is powered off).
> > If they are, what are their permissions,
> > etc.?
> They are kept now:
> ~$ ll /var/spool/samba/print/
> total 37
> -rw-------    1 frank    samba       36470 Feb 27 10:16 smbprn.002822.6PxNrc
> This was a printer test page from the problematic client, this time it
> worked well.
> Looks good, doesn't it?
> Thanks, Frank
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