[Samba] smb.conf and printer drivers
CVizitiu at gbif.org
Mon Apr 7 13:13:13 GMT 2003
Can someone enlighten me on some aspects of smb.conf?
man smb.conf says that
" THE PRINTERS SECTION
This section works like [homes], but for printers.
If a [printers] section occurs in the configuration file, users
able to connect to any printer specified in the local host's
Fine. It means that if I have a smb.conf containing only [printers] and two
entries in printcap I should see two printers on the samba server. It is
like this: I see lp and lp2 from may printcap.
When a connection request is made, the existing sections are
If a match is found, it is used. If no match is found, but a
section exists, it is used as described above. Otherwise, the
section name is treated as a printer name and the appropriate
file is scanned to see if the requested section name is a valid
share name. If a match is found, a new printer share is created
cloning the [printers] section.
To me this means that I have to add another sections that fits the one in
I did with:
printer = "my beloved ugly printer"
... in smb.conf and expected to see this printer while browsing. No way... I
see the old lp one! And cloning? Nope. What am I missing?
And how on earth should I tell samba to instruct the client installing that
particular printer to take the drivers for that printer from the samba
server instead of the local machine?
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