[Samba] general cups & access permissions woes

Peter Benie Peter.Benie at mvhi.com
Wed Jun 5 03:59:03 GMT 2002

Robin Marlow writes ("[Samba] general cups & access permissions woes"):
> When i try to print a test page from a windows box, I keep getting:
>     print_job_start: insufficient permissions to open spool file
> /var/spool/cups/smbprn.000018.orbvm1.

I'm experiencing the same problem: jobs are spooled as either 'nobody'
or the authenticated user, and the print command is invoked as either
'nobody' or the authenticated user. When they don't match, printing
fails because the print command can't read the job.

I can't reproduce the problem on demand, but it typically happens
about 5 times a day.

Clients: Windows NT 4 Workstation with Service Pack 6a

Server:  samba-2.2.4-2.i386.rpm (from the samba download site)
         on RedHat Linux 6.2


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