[Samba] Valid Characters in Printer Names?

Alex Satrapa alex.satrapa at anu.edu.au
Wed Jun 30 23:46:36 GMT 2004

I've been trying to set up CUPS as a printer backend for Samba. The 
printer is named "kmfs3830n-1-7.apf" in our internal DNS. CUPS knows it 
as kmfs3830n-1-7. When I try printing to it in Samba, I get errors like 

> [2004/07/01 09:31:51, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(857)
>   pinky ( couldn't find service kmfs3830n-1-7

Pinky is a Mac OS X 10.3 workstation.

If I change the name of the printer in CUPS to "Programming", 
everything works fine.

Is the issue here that "-" is an invalid character for printer names, 
is kmfs3830n-1-7 just too long, or have I perhaps missed the plot 

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