[Samba] smb.conf problem

John newsx2 at bestpond.com
Fri Mar 21 03:46:14 GMT 2003

Using SuSE V8.0 and Samba 2.2.7a-SuSE on a small network 
printing was OK from Win NT PC to a Linux printer until a few days 

I am now getting confused about my smb.conf file, there is a line
public=yes which I gather should be under [printers] or [print$] or 
both sections.

I checked the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and added in that line to both 
sections using Kate (editor) as root.

I can check smb.conf with testparm (as root or user john) and it 
checks OK but a dump of it in the terminal does not show the line I 
have added. I have stopped and restarted smbd and nmbd and 
even rebooted the computer but still that line does not show up 
when I dump smb.conf after running testparm.

What am I doing wrong here? Is the line I entered public=yes 
working? It shows up in Kate OK?

Any advice welcome? 


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