[Samba] slow printing from firewalled/masqueraded clients

Paul Raines raines at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 23 17:09:44 GMT 2004

Printing to a samba print share from a client that is firewalled/
masqueraded is painfully slow.  Seems the protocol requires the samba
server to make an initiating connection back to the SMB server on the
client which will of course fail on a firewalled/masqueraded client.

The problem is that the a print job hangs till this operation times out
causing printing to take several minutes for users. Is there anyway to
decrease this timeout in samba?  I have seen suggestions to use 'disable
spoolss' but this would cause more problems since that also disables
downloading of print drivers.

Paul Raines                   email: raines at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
149 (2301) 13th Street        Charlestown, MA 02129	USA   

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