[Samba] printing in dos slows

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Sep 14 08:18:01 GMT 2002

I don't know anything about dos printing. 

Frequently odd delays like this are due to attempts of the windows client
to authenticate in ways that samba is not expecting or supporting.

Or, there may be a name resolution problem and the delay you see is a
timeout waiting for a non-existent host to respond.

I have had success using tcpdump to track down this sort of problem.

Have you looked in the samba logs?


On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 09:41:32PM -0400, Dominic Deferia wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an issue in dos printing. My okidata dot matrix printer is directly
> connected to linux box and is a shared printer in  samba . I am using lprng.
> My problem is with dos printing. When i print, it spools first indicated in
> the windows printer window. It takes a minute before it actually sends to
> the linux box, you will see an indicator of spooled bytes. Once it is
> submitted it prints right away. Is there a way I can speed this up a little
> bit. My clients are complaining about this. I tried options of print
> directly to printer, but it is the same result. I use the net use lpt1
> \\server\printshare option to make dos apps print work. Any help or link is
> highly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Dominic Y. Deferia
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