[Samba] Slow driver properties?

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jul 26 09:11:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Larry Engleman wrote:

> I'm currently using Samba 2.2.5 on a Mandrake 8.0 box with cups 1.1.4.
> I have several printers shared that are accessed from winNT/2k/xp boxes.
> When I right click on the printer or select printer properties, or go to
> print from any of those other boxes, the response is slower than molasses.
> I have an identical machine running WinNT Workstation that was previously
> our print server.  It is much much faster.
> Where should I start looking to diagnose the problem?  I have tried
> several modes already.  Security = share with full permissions for
> everyone, no authentication, guest only, seems to be the fastest, but
> it's still too slow to put into production.

security = share is probably one of the problems.  :-).  
Check the logging level as well and try not to connect as 
a printer admin unless you have to.  Certain drivers exhibit this behavior 
more than others.  PCL driver seem to suffer from it the most.

cheers, jerry
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