[Samba] restart samba to browse for printers?

Dan Young dan_young at parkrose.k12.or.us
Tue May 21 14:48:03 GMT 2002

I'm running Samba 2.2.3a on Redhat 7.2. My problem is that after adding 
a new printer via cups and restarting the cups daemon, the printer 
doesn't appear for browsing on Windows clients.

Here are the printing parts of my smb.conf:

printing = cups
printcap name = lpstat

I have tried sending smbd the -HUP to have it re-read the config file. 
This seems to work OK for introducing new shares into a server which is 
in use, but it doesn't work for printers. Newly added printers only 
appear after restarting samba, which is sub-optimal in a production 
environment. Any thoughts?


-Dan Young
-Parkrose School District

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