[Samba] Win2k Printer Woes Continue

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Jun 3 14:41:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 3 Jun 2002, JUSTIN GERRY wrote:

> I installed the printer patch on 2.2.4 on my Linux 7.3 box, reconfigured
> it (I think I did things in the correct order:configure,make
> realclean,run patch,configure,make,sh.makerpms.sh), created a new rpm,
> uninstalled the old samba, reinstalled the new rpm, fixed the conf
> files, reloaded samba and now my printers appear as "HPLASERJET on
> _smbserver". HPLASERJET is queue name which is fine, but why is the
> server called _smbserver instead of either the Netbios name (samba) or
> the ip address (

How are you connecting to the Samba box?  Are you storing the drivers on 
the server?  *SMBSERVER is the netbios name when connecting to an SMB 
server using an IP address. (the * is converted to an _ internally in 

cheers, jerry
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