[Samba] Automating cupsaddsmb or some alternative

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Apr 9 15:32:06 GMT 2003

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On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Corey McGuire wrote:

> I am developing a print server for a client, and I need to make the ability
> to add and configure print servers as simple as possible.  So far, cups and
> samba are top notch, but there are two problems I have.
> One, I need to restart the samba service every time I add a printer.

A solution to this has been suggested.  We need to implement a printcap 
cache time and reload printers periodically when "printing = cups"
I just haven't had time to do it.

> Two, I need to log in via console or SSH to run cupsaddsmb, and I need to
> then authenticate.

There are several ways to automate  smbclient and rpcclient 
(which cupsmbadd uses IIRC).  I didn't think it had to be local.  
If so, the would be a cupsmbadd issue since [smb|rpc]client has no 
problems installing drivers on remote servers.

cheers, jerry
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