[Samba] Problems using samba as a print server

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Jul 2 20:54:13 GMT 2003

When a user logs on, the %u or the %U variable contains their logon name,
not the guest name you assign. Maybe you can capture that in a script.

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 11:15:09AM -0700, Rob Tanner wrote:
> Hi,
> I set up Samaba 2.2.7 on a RedHat 9 box to act as a print server.  The
> Samba server is a member of the domain and will be sharing about a dozen
> printers.  I am using lprng in conjunction with ifhp in order to do
> charge-back print accounting.  But here's the glitch: the server is not
> hosting any file shares and basically has only a couple of local accounts.
> The result is that when domain users access the server they connect as
> "nobody" (the guest user) even though guest access is NOT enabled.  This
> means that the user id in the printer logs is "nobody".  Without having to
> create and maintain some 3,000 local accounts on the box, how can I get
> around the problem (i.e., get the real user name attached to the
> connection rather than nobody)?
> Thanks.
> Rob Tanner
> UNIX Services Manager
> Linfield College, McMinnville OR
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