[Samba] printing setup

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Jul 2 19:22:01 GMT 2002

Who is specified as the guest account in your smb.conf ?
I don't like the looks of your path parameter. Maybe your guest user cannot
access it.
Usually, the path is somewhere anybody can write to, like /tmp.
That path you have should only be seen by the print daemon.


On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 11:29:16PM +0800, Jon L. Miller wrote:
> I have the following in my /etc/samba/smb.conf, yet i still cannot print
> from a Windows desktop client.  I can see the printer and it goes
> through the motions of setting up the printer, it just doesn't print. 
> It gives an error message about the network name cannot be found.  Yet
> if I browse thru network neighborhood I can see the printer.  What I see
> thouh is a name for the printer called Laserjet.
> [printers]
>    ; printer driver = HP LaseJet5L
>    comment = HP Printer
>    path = /var/spool/lpd/hp5l
>    browseable = yes
> # Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
>    guest ok = yes
>    public = yes
>    writable = no
>    create mode = 0711
>    printable = yes
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
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