[Samba] DNS server and printing.

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Sep 23 23:37:00 GMT 2002

Don't know much about Dos printing, but:
What format do the dos client drivers deliver the print job to samba in?
Just saying use client drivers doesn't mean your server won't try to filter
it if it goes to the wrong queue, I THINK.
What type of queue is accepting the print jobs on the samba server?

Your printcap file.
The printer filter, if any.
Your smb.conf file.
The fact that the printer setup is being printed suggests that the job is
not being formatted properly for your printer. After all, why doesn't the
printer realize this is setup data and not your document?

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 12:40:30PM -0500, Darin Bawden wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> This is my first post, so please be gentle  ;)
> Anyway, here's my question....I've recently put together a Linux Server for 
> our company, replacing an old Novel server.  I have the box set up with 
> Samba, as a PDC on our network.  So far, just about everything is working 
> correctly.
>          One issue I'm coming up against, though, is printing from DOS.  I 
> have Samba set up to print with LPRNG, using the client drivers (reason for 
> that is it keeps the default settings for each user on their machine.  If 
> there's a better way, than enlightenment would be great).  Anyway, the 
> problem we are having is, when printing from DOS, it's spitting out the 
> printer setup at the top of the first page and it's unformatted.  If need 
> be, I can send the conf file for review (I'm not sure which sections to 
> send).  Oh, and in case it hasn't shown yet, I've only been working with 
> Linux for about 18 months now.
>          Second question isn't a problem, it's more of idle curiosity.  We 
> have a router set up at a 10.1.*.* address internally.  We used to have a 
> Citrix box that was the DHCP server.  we've received our DNS servers from 
> our provider, which I've plugged into the DHCP config file pointing out to 
> the external world.  What, if any benefits, would I receive if I were to 
> set up the Samba server to include DNS support?  But then again, is this 
> even a question I should be asking here!  LOL
> thanks in advance!
> Darin Bawden
> dbawden at teamdme.com
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