[Samba] newbie: instaling samba to use network printers

Vizitiu, Ciprian CVizitiu at gbif.org
Wed Jul 9 13:20:12 GMT 2003

> I have a network with an NT as PDC. There are ...5-6 printers on my 
> network shared by the network users. How can I use them? What 
> do I have 
> to put in my configuration file?

You have a very long road ahead, don't expect it to be easy. First, read the
fine doc at http://www.linuxprinting.org/kpfeifle/SambaPrintHOWTO/. It seems
to be 3.0 only but it works for 2.2.x also. As a bird's eye view you have
three steps:

1. Install printer drivers on samba so samba can "serve" those drivers to
2. Define shares and like.
3. Configure CUPS (most likely with raw spools). This can be easyer than you
think, on a CUPS enabled system you can connect via web interface just

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