[Samba] Samba 3RC4 printing issues

Chris Puttick chris at centralmanclc.com
Wed Sep 24 14:23:01 GMT 2003


Couple of printing issues that I can't get around. Probably relevant conf
sections at bottom. Minor one first:

In the Add Printer Wizard (the place most users look first), the Samba print
server is not listed. Manually typing the \\server\printer works fine, but
this is "difficult" for users adding printers on the fly. Adding the
printer from \\server\printers works fine too, but again, this is a
complication too far for the average user. Is there a resolution for this?

Major(ish) one:

Adding a printer to Windows 9x results in the error "printername.PPD not
found on \\server\print$\WIN40\0\printername.PPD"; forcing it to browse to
the print$ share and appropriate sub-directories shows the correct file
(even down to case!) but results in the same failure. The files preceding
it in the load process add fine (Adobe stuff). Everything works ok on NT (4
onwards). Any thoughts?



Editted smb.conf:

        workgroup = mydomain
        server string = 
        map to guest = Bad User
        guest account = print
        log level = 1
        syslog = 0
        time server = Yes
        printcap name = cups
        os level = 2
        preferred master = No
        local master = No
        wins support = Yes
        printing = cups
        veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printer admin = root
        create mask = 0600
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = Yes

        comment = Printer Drivers
        path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
        write list = root
        create mask = 0666
        guest ok = Yes
        browseable = Yes

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