[Samba] Linux printer shows in Net Neighborhood, but "No Access"

Chris Olive colive at technologEase.com
Fri Jul 5 19:00:02 GMT 2002

Hello all,

Been using Samba for a looooonnnng time, and with great success I might 
add.  This is the first time in EVER that I've needed to ask ANYTHING 
regarding it, so easy is it to config and admin.  Kudos to the Aussie that 
wrote it.  Even if he initially thought it was Pathworks...  8-)

ANYWAY... I've never really been able to use Samba as a print server.  For 
some reason, when I add a printer to my Linux box (and having the standard 
[Printers] section in my smb.conf file), I SEE the printer in my Network 
Neighborhood, and I can even install the printer on my Windows 2K machine, 
but when I try to access the printer from Windows (to print a test page or 
what have you), I see "Access denied, unable to connect" in red next to the 
printer.  I'm a bit puzzled by this since I have no other access issues in 
Samba.  My [Printers] section is pretty standard, but follows below:

         comment = All Printers
         path = /var/spool/samba
         printable = Yes
         browseable = No
         guest ok = Yes

Now, /var/spool/samba didn't exist, and I created that and even did a 
'chmod 777' on that directory, but still the "Access denied" persists.  I'm 
not really sure where to go from here, and find precious little (or I've 
looked in the wrong places) on Printer sharing in Samba.  I'm CERTAIN this 
is a common issue, so if someone could direct me to the proper FAQ, I'd be 

Chris Olive

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