[Samba] Samba and Cups.

Ken Sarkies ksarkies at trinity.asn.au
Thu May 22 22:47:59 GMT 2003

I understand that CUPS sets up a dummy printcap for the use of
applications like samba, and it is best left alone. If printcap was
changed, then maybe samba can't understand it. Indeed the fact that
printing worked for a bit then stopped could even have been due to the
delay between the changes being made and samba refreshing its
configuration (which is quite short I think).


On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 00:12, Michael MacIsaac wrote:
> >           printing = cups
> ...
> > I used printconf-tui to set the /etc/printcap
> As I understand it, CUPS and /etc/printcap don't mix.  Typically CUPS is
> configured with /etc/cups/cupsd.conf (for the daemon, Web interface, etc),
> /etc/cups/printers.conf for the printer definitions, /etc/cups/classes.conf
> for the class (pool) definitions, etc.
> So is lpd running or cupsd?  You'll want the cupsd daemon running and then
> you should be able to interface via a browser to http://<your.host>:631 -
> similar to the way swat listens on port 901. Then you can define printers,
> etc through the Web interface and watch what happens in /etc/cups.
> Hope this helps.
>           -Mike MacIsaac, IBM  mikemac at us.ibm.com   (845) 433-7061
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