[Samba] Problems with adding Windows printer drivers to a Samba box

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Thu Aug 14 06:01:19 GMT 2003

Chris Nolan chris at itoperations.com.au

> Thu Aug 14 10:22:11 GMT 2003
> Hi all!
> Here is an interesting problem:
> I have installed Mandrake 9.0 on two server boxes, both of which are 
> running very happily and have been for a year now (and a year or two 
> before that on earlier versions of Mandrake). I was able to successfully 
> add printer drivers to one of these boxes (as it was the only one 
> running Samba at the time, called MAIN) without any problems.
> Yesterday, I had to install some drivers for a Toshiba photocopier (for 
> all those considering Toshiba photocopier purchase/rental for network 
> printing *DON'T*. Their drivers are horrible, unstable bodies of code). 

Ah, interesting. Do you have access to the source code?

> On the existing Samba box and on the new one (with security = domain 
> pointing at MAIN), I could not add the driver. It turns out that one of 
> my "administrator friends" had previously added the driver to the MAIN 
> box, after setting the following options on the [Printers] and [print$] 
> shares:
> 	nt acl support = no
> 	write list = <list of users>
> 	read list = <list of users>
> Apparently, this resulted in the Toshiba driver spewing method call 
> failures to the screens of the workstations. He cleaned that up and 
> deleted the printer driver files from MAIN (but not the driver). I have 
> since used rpcclient to remove the driver entry.
> Now, whether adding to the MAIN box or the newly setup Samba instance 
> (on a box called GRUNTMASTER), I always get "Operation could not be 
> completed" when attempting to add the driver. The logs show that Samba's
> conversation with the client attempting to add the driver results in a 
> service (along the lines of ::{a34af-25df4-cdf4a-a65gc}) not being found.
> Oh Samba gods of ye almighty list, do ye have any wisdom to bestow upon 
> us merely very experienced and grizzled administrators?

Oh ye miserable Samba user, do ye have the drive to make an effort of
providing us with some of the the setting bits and bytes you decided to
put on probe for our running smbd and nmbd services? Oh ye darn Samba
follower of mine, be ensured that our godmighty powers are still not
enough to read minds and remote smb.confs if no ethernal or seasonal
ether link is provided to lead into your machine, and if no devilish
SSH daemon accepts my very own password...            ;-)

> The fact that my 
> Samba server at this client's premises has required more than 30 minutes 
> of my attention this year is very depressing!

Bah! What a shame!! Ye shall act in penance for 30 * 30 minutes now,
helping on this list more inexperienced users than you are to find
the divine way to their complete Samba enlightenment .....

> Regards,
> Chris


More information about the samba mailing list