[Samba] Printing Slow

Grahame Jordan gbj at theforce.com.au
Thu Jul 17 00:38:40 GMT 2003

I have an installation where there are several win2K machines connected 
through samba to a couple of printers.

Using Suse 8.2 and cups

First I could not get it to print at all via samba by found I had to 
uncomment this line in /etc/cups/mime.types
and in /etc/cups/mime.convs
application/octet-stream   application/vnd.cups-raw    0   -

However now the printing takes very long to happen. The default printer 
HP4L seems to work OKish but it does not happen instantaneously.  The 
Epson Color takes a while for the windows box to render and takes ages 
to print.

My general setup is as follows

printing = cups

    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    browseable = no
    guest ok = yes
    writable = no
    printable = yes


Grahame Jordan
61 3 9776 0638
0408 058 209

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