[Samba] printing in dos slows

Dominic Deferia ddeferia at nyc.rr.com
Tue Sep 17 00:00:01 GMT 2002

Thanks , I was able to do this. In 2000 it can be done too by setting the
following parameters in registry:

Hklm > system > CurrentControlSet > Control > Wow > Lpt timeout

Thanks for all the support.

-----Original Message-----
From: herb at chomps.engr.sgi.com [mailto:herb at chomps.engr.sgi.com]On
Behalf Of Herb Lewis
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 11:44 AM
To: Dominic Deferia
Cc: Samba (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [Samba] printing in dos slows

 If a DOS application does not close the printer port Windows waits 45
after receiving data before printing. The delay can be shortened to 10
by adding the following lines after the [386enh] section in the
system.ini file
on the client workstations:


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
> My problem is with dos printing. When i print, it spools first indicated
> 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
> 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
> highly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Dominic Y. Deferia
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