[Samba] 64 KB gets "spooled" from windows?

Sohail Somani sohail at sohailsomani.com
Mon Sep 15 03:06:23 GMT 2003

OK the problem seems to have been fixed.

I believe I did not restart the samba daemon. Forgive my noobielikeness.
Heres the hand configured file if anyone needs it:

	path = /var/spool/samba
	writable = no
	guest ok = yes
	public = yes
	printable = yes
	printer name = 	Lexmark E210 DOWNSTAIRS -- Beside the jacuzzi under the
	use client driver = yes
	print command lpr -P %p -o raw %s -r 
	lpq command = lpstat -o %p
	lprm command = cancel %p-%j

btw, i just added that jacuzzi stuff, the waterfall doesnt leave enough
room for it :(

On Sun, 2003-09-14 at 22:42, Sohail Somani wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I got a lexmark printer hooked up which works perfectly through
> smbclient on the server and also through "echo Hello^L >
> \\andalay\LEXE210" on the winxp client. However, when I try to print
> something through xp through an app (example IE), 64KB gets reported as
> spooled in the printer manager in windows and then an error shows up
> (the manager actually says Error - Printing or something similar).My
> guess is that there is some sort of 64 kb buffer in windows and nothing
> actually shows up for samba but that is just a guess.
> Can anyone understand what is going on? I am confused as hell. Here is
> my printer section of smb.conf:
> [LEXE210]
> 	path = /var/spool/samba
> 	writable = no
> 	guest ok = Yes
> 	public = Yes
> 	printable = Yes
> 	printer name = LEXE210
> I have checked that the path variable is chmoded 777 so I dont think
> that is the problem. Also note that smbclient \\SERVER\LEXE210 works
> fine for printing (i.e., I put a file to the printer).
> If any of this is unclear please ask for clarification please. If you
> have any tests I can run on the windows client, I would appreciate that
> as well.
> Thanks,
> Sohail

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