[Samba] Troubleshoot printing to NT Server

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Sep 4 21:38:00 GMT 2002

How are you filtering the jobs? Does NT provide print filtering services?
Just dumping a text file to the NT print queue may just not work.

On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 01:05:18PM +0200, Mailinglisten wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to print to a printer that is connected to an NT 4 Server.
> The problem is, that nothing comes out of the printer, and I get no
> error messages, neither on the Linux nor the NT box. The printer queue
> on NT is empty.
> Where can I look in order to find out what the problem is?
> Here is a session with smbclient:
> dsadmin at linux:~ > smbclient //pc02/hp5pnt
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> Password:
> Domain=[DSS] OS=[Windows NT 4.0] Server=[NT LAN Manager 4.0]
> smb: \> print printtest.txt
> putting file printtest.txt as printtest.txt (0.3 kb/s) (average 0.3 kb/s)
> smb: \>
> The NT box can ping the linux machine both under its hostname and IP
> address.
> The file printtest.txt simply contains one line "This is a test".
> I also tried to set up the printer using SuSE's YAST and YAST2. The
> printer is added, but I can't get anything from Linux to the printer,
> without any error message.
> Dietrich
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