[Samba] Samba printing options

Peter Carpenter peterc at osm.co.uk
Tue Apr 8 09:53:40 GMT 2003

Yes, your add printer script runs every time you change the printer
"properties" from the Windows end. (Don't know why!) So you have to make the
script smart enough to detect when the printer already exists to prevent
duplicates from being created. If the APW worked ok for you I don't know why
you can't change the properties. Are you getting "Access denied" type errors
at the Windows end when you try?

-----Original Message-----
From: Damir Dezeljin [mailto:programing at mbss.org]
Sent: Monday, 07 April, 2003 11:27 AM
To: Peter Carpenter


> When you say "printer$" do you really mean "print$"?
ops ... sorry ... my mistake - I named the share print$ however I mistyped
it in the mail.

I created a fake printer add script that only add an alias to the
/etc/printcap to satisfy samba after instalation. Then I used Windows
add printer wizard to add drivers to the server. This finished without any
problem ... then I tried to use properties of this printer to set that I
have duplexing unit installed, however this didn't change settings in
samba (I realy don't know what I have to change to make this work) however
it generate some new aliases in /etc/printcap (so it rerun my add printer
script ;) ).

Any idea how to solve my problem?

BTW: Are you using lpr or any other print facility like cups,...?


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