[Samba] printing probs and samba update

Allen Bolderoff allen at gist.net.au
Mon Jan 13 03:31:01 GMT 2003

I had a problem similar to this, where only one client could print at a
time, or slowness etc,

It turned out to be a corrupted .tdb file, which when removed, was recreated
by samba and everything worked again.
----- Original Message -----
From: <anderse at gmx.de>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 1:42 PM
Subject: [Samba] printing probs and samba update

> Hi,
> I have still a 2.2.5 Samba PDC running and get from time to time
> printing problems. Sometimes it takes 2-3 minutes when trying to
> print even simple documents, but then most of the time printing
> starts immediately.
> I could not figure out why or when this is happening. It has nothing
> to do with a long printer queue or an (over)loaded server.
> Perhaps someone else had these problems too?
> I use Windows XP SP1 for all three clients, but this happens to
> the printer connected directly to my Linux-Samba-Server as well as
> to the printer which is connected to the windows client.
> Of course I have changed and installed the newest printer drivers,
> now I read about fixes in Samba 2.2.6 ('Fixes for MS-RPC printing
> issues affecting Windows 2000 clients'), perhaps this can be of help?
> And this is my last question: How do I update to Samba 2.2.7a and take
> all my settings from the 2.2.5 version? I mean, not only the smb.conf,
> but all connected PDC clients which are authorized and all known users?
> I would be in great trouble if all passwords and settings would be lost.
> I haven't found anything about this in the docs, so it would be great to
> add this, in case I haven't missed it.
> Many thanks in advance for your help!
> regards,
> Raimund
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