[Samba] printer

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Jan 30 02:27:28 GMT 2003

Have you tried:
smbclient -L server

to see what she is sharing?

server should be the netbios name of the XP computer.

If the printer shows up, the command:
smbclient //server/printersharename -c 'print file'
should print to that printer.

Or, log onto the share with:
smbclient //server/printersharename

and at the smb> prompt type:
print file

Only problem (And this is a BIG problem)  is getting the file filtered
for her printer. What printer is she sharing?

She can share her stuff without passwords, I think, although I don't
use windows anymore.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:18:32PM -0600, Stephanie Law wrote:
> This is a very elementary question that has probably been asked and answered. If
> this is the case and someone could point me to the answer, that would be great
> as I have not been able to find it. My problem is this: I am a college student
> running Red Hat Linux 7.3. My roommate is running Windows XP. We only have one
> printer between us and would like to be able to share it. As of now, however, I
> have been able to see all the other files she has shared, but not the printer.

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