[Samba] Samba config

chris chris at mmo-accountants.co.uk
Thu Jun 24 15:55:51 GMT 2004

Hi I’m having difficulty configuring Samba running on FreeBSD. Samba
version is 2.2.8a. The scenario is that we have an NT4 domain and I am
looking to migrate the printers onto Samba. All of the printers are
connected via print servers, mainly HP JetDirect. As far as security is
concerned I am happy for guest/anonymous logon as the server will only
be used for printing but I have set security to domain and added samba
to the domain.

As things stand I have setup a test share which is visible from both
Win98 and XP. I have also setup a JetDirect connected printer and can
print to it using lpr. What I can't seem to do is print via Samba,
either using smbclient or Windows. Smbclient errors with an
NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED error, windows clients just report the printer
is not contactable.

I have also added the nobody user to the samba passwords file with a
blank password - I really don't want to have to add all users to

My conf files are below:


	netbios name = samba
	workgroup = MMO
	wins server = x.x.x.x    #changed
	os level = 33
      security = domain
	encrypt passwords = yes
#	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	password server = * 

[beyond]  # temporary printer share to test setup
	path = /var/spool/lpd
	guest ok = yes
	printable = yes
	printing = BSD
	print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -r %s

[test] #test file share
	comment = For testing only, please
	path = /usr/local/samba/tmp
	read only = no
	guest ok = yes

printcap file

####### test for new printer#######

In addition I have added an entry in /etc/host to define beyond - none
of the docs mention this but raw lpr doesn't seem to work without it.

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong? Also should I use lpr or cups
as we don't have any postscript printers?

Christopher Moss
Murray McIntosh O'Brien
Wellesley House
204 London Road
023 9223 1006


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