[Samba] Problems printing from Windows 2000

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Oct 13 18:25:21 GMT 2003

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Des Dougan wrote:
| I run a small network at home, with a Linux server, which shares files
| and a printer. I also have a Linux PC (RH 9, KDE 3.1, CUPS 1.1.17) from
| which I am trying to share a Lexmark 3200 inkjet.
| Samba (2.2.7a-security-rollup-fix) seems to be generally configured OK -
| I can print to the Lexmark from a Windows 98 system, and from another PC
| running Mandrake 9.1. However, I am unable to print from two Windows
| 2000 PCs. I can see the printer, view its properties (although I can't
| change any). However, any time I try to print, it spools 96 bytes and
| then the PC goes to 100% CPU and requires to be restarted.
| I have been working on the assumption that it is a security/rights
| problem, but I've exhausted all the various checks I have researched.
| Can anyone shed any light on what might be happening here?

Look at the network traffic.  See the the client has gone
into a loop sending the same request to the Samba box over and over.

cheers, jerry
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