[Samba] Windows NT/2000/XP printer driver downloading

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Fri Jul 26 12:00:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 14:44, Frank Ling wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to the Samba world. I have a question regarding the Windows
> NT/2000/XP automatically printer driver downloading.
> Do we, the Sysadmins, have to set up different printer entries in
> smb.conf to tell the Windows NT/2000/XP end users to use different
> printer drivers for their systems? Or Does the Samba have the capability
> of automatically identifying client OS, then download different printer
> drivers for Win NT/2000/XP accordingly, even each printer has only one
> entry in smb.conf?
it can distinguish between win40 and w32x86.
in my (limited) experience it is possible to find one driver that will
work for all three NT type OSs
> I assume that the printer drivers for Windows
> NT/2000/XP will be stored on /etc/local/samba/printers/W32X86 directory.

> After checking with your discussion about this issue, it seems to me
> that Samba uses cookies to identify the client OS. But my understanding
> could be wrong.
I don't know what you mean by a cookie - but I've not heard anything
about that.
> Currently we have Samba 2.2.3-pre on Solaris 8, and we are testing Samba
> 2.2.5 for Solaris 8 on another machine.
I think you should go with 2.2.6pre due to some printing bugs in 2.2.5.
> Frank Ling
> Systems Administrator
Is thtat the same NCAR that is in Boulder, CO?
I went there as a kid and sat on the CRAY benches.

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