[Samba] Clients can find printer when

McKeever Chris tech-mail at prupref.com
Sat Jun 5 23:24:53 GMT 2004

On Sat, 5 Jun 2004 17:05 , Steve Cohen <stevecoh1 at comcast.net> sent:

>I had a working Samba installation on my home network.  Then I replaced one 
>printer with another.  The new printer is successfully installed on my RedHat  
>9.0 system on /dev/lp0.  It is an Epson C82.  From the RedHat system all is 
>However, I am unable to print to this printer via Windows XP boxes on my 
>network.  Samba is working to the extent that Windows can find these printers 
>via browsing.  But that's it.
>At first, I would get access denied messages under "Status" on Windows' 
>"Printers and Faxes" window.  At that time my smb.conf looked like this:
>[root at RAINIER samba]# cat smb.conf
># Samba config file created using SWAT
># from RAINIER (
># Date: 2004/06/05 16:09:08
># Global parameters
>        workgroup = DARROW335
>        server string = samba server
>        security = SHARE
>        encrypt passwords = Yes
>        obey pam restrictions = Yes
>        pam password change = Yes
>        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
>        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n 
>        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
>        unix password sync = Yes
>        log level = 3
>        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
>        max log size = 0
>        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>        preferred master = Yes
>        domain master = Yes
>        dns proxy = No
>        wins server =
>        guest ok = Yes
>        printing = cups
>        comment = Home Directories
>        valid users = %S
>        read only = No
>        create mask = 0664
>        directory mask = 0775
>        browseable = No
>        comment = All Printers
>        path = /var/spool/samba
>        printable = Yes
>        browseable = No
>        path = /var/spool/samba
>        read only = No
>        hosts allow = 192.168.123
>        printable = Yes
>        printer name = Epson
>        oplocks = No
>        path = /tmp
>        guest account = ftp
>        read only = No
>        hosts allow =

sorry for the double post - but make sure your host allow is right, you have two different ones within the file (I have never used it) my 
suggestion, take it out for now, start basic - get it to work and then add from there till you break something or get your desired result.

Chris McKeever
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>After reading some of the documentation, I came upon
>"Use Client Driver".  This looked reasonable, since I was in fact installing 
>the driver on the Windows boxes.  I added this parameter to the config,
>under the "Epson" section, restarted smbd and nmbd and now, I no longer saw 
>"Access Denied", I saw "Ready", but still, all attempts to print to this 
>printer from the Windows boxes yielded nothing.  And all the auxiliary 
>functions like "Print Test Page" from Windows timed out.
>Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?
>Steve Cohen
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