[Samba] slow printing from firewalled/masqueraded clients

Paul Raines raines at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 24 18:45:37 GMT 2004

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Welcome to the wonderful world of SPOOLSS printing.  The issue is that a
> print server providing SPOOLSS is expected to make a *reverse*
> connection, from the print server, to the print client.  
> This is not some part of the same TCP/IP socket, but a brand new,
> separate connection.  No firewall knows that this particular connection
> is 'special', hence your results.
> More interestingly, MS is going to drop a default firewall on XP SP2.  I
> wonder what it will do when it encounters this problem.  Maybe MS has a
> more sane protocol now...

Yes, but I was hoping for some way in Samba to make it timeout faster
when it cannot connect back.

Or some way to have 'disable spoolss' not stop downloading of drivers
as this was still possible in the "old" days.

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