[Samba] printer drivers

Alex Meaden alex at meaden.net
Mon Jun 10 13:41:02 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Brosius" <mark at mebrosius.com>
To: "Alex Meaden" <alex at meaden.net>
Cc: "Bradley W. Langhorst" <brad at langhorst.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] printer drivers

> I'm having a problem getting my HP 722c printer working from my Win98
> client.  Would you be willing to copy and paste your smb.conf file here so
> I can see where I am making my mistake?  Thanks.

Here's the global and printers sections from my smb.conf:

 netbios name = MARS
 workgroup = GALAXY
 encrypt passwords = Yes
 log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
 max log size = 50
 socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
 printcap name = lpstat
 dns proxy = No
 printing = cups
 utmp = true
 status = yes
 security = user
 domain logons = yes
 os level = 65
 domain admin group = @adm
 nt acl support = no

 comment = All Printers
 path = /var/spool/samba
 create mask = 0700
 guest ok = Yes
 printable = Yes
 print command = lpr-cups -P %p -o raw %s -r   # using client side printer
 lpq command = lpstat -o %p
 lprm command = cancel %p-%j
 browseable = No

I am using CUPS which seems to greatly simplify printer management. Note
that the share for the printer should not have any drivers installed on the
server side - select "generic" printer. You should install the drivers under
Windows, which will format the output and send it to Samba, which will pass
it to the printer.


Mr Alex Meaden
Computer Science Undergraduate
University of Kent at Canterbury
aejm1 at meaden.dyndns.org

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