[Samba] Win95 & Win98 - NOT WORKING - NT,2000, XP are ok (reposted)

peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Thu Mar 6 22:31:17 GMT 2003

Sorry to have to repost this (didn't get any response on the first post),
we really need some of the fixes of the new Samba but cannot go ahead without
the support for the older machines.
Need to prove that Samba is the great product that I believe it is.

Hi folks - I am having printing problems with our older machines.

Printing is working fine for our Windows NT, 2000 and XP clients.
However, with windows 95 & 98, the print job gets put into the Samba
spool directory (path = /var/spool/lp/tmp/samba)  but doesn't make it to the
The print files stay there in the directory - don't get removed.

Samba version is 2.2.7a,  on Solaris 8
Printers are HP printers - e.g. HP 8100dn

All clients including 95/98 were happily printing on a very much older version
of Samba (2.0.6)

printing directly from Unix to the printer is working ok

Has anyone experienced this problem or have any advice on how to
get my older boxes printing with the latest Samba?

any thoughts welcome - no really - anything - please....


(p.s. Just for a wild stab in the dark I tried setting the "disable spoolss =
but this stopped all printing from making it to the computer - even from the
clients that
were originally working.)

relevant bits of conf. file included below...
note that I don't have print command explicitly stated, but testparm
indicates that it is configured properly...


  printing = sysv

  lprm command = /usr/bin/cancel %p-%j
  lppause command = lp -i %p-%j -H hold
  lpresume command = lp -i %p-%j -H resume

 load printers = no


printer = hp8100dn_1

comment = HP LaserJet hp8100 DN

path = /var/spool/lp/tmp/samba

guest account = nobody

guest ok = yes

browseable = yes

printable = yes

writable = yes

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