[Samba] Nested Printer Shares?

Daniel Costello danielc at clinedavis.com
Thu Mar 25 01:38:31 GMT 2004

Hello  Everyone,

I'm trying to figure out a way to nest a printer share inside a already 
existing fileshare.  I have one server hosting 4 networks worth of 
printers, and want to have the printers separated into different 
folders when logging into the smb server.   The Printers are working 
properly with CUPS, the functionality of the actualy samba/cups 
relation isn't a problem.
I'm running a Yellow Dog Linux box with Samba version: 
samba-2.2.8-1.3.0a with cups version: cups-1.1.17-13.3.

For example, I have 2 printers:  "8WestPrinter1",  "8EastPrinter1".
Right now when I log in, I see all the printers in one list.  What I'm 
trying to do is create a file share (Folder) named 8Eest, and then have 
the printer shares for 8EastPrinter1 show up within it.  And likewise 
with three other File shares containing their zones printers.  Here is 
what I have now:

comment = Printer Drivers
path = /etc/samba/drivers
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
write list = root

         comment = 9th Floor Copy Printers
         public = yes
         path = /var/SubnetPrinters/9Copy
         browseable = yes
         guest ok = yes
         read only = yes

         guest ok = yes
         browsable = yes
         path = /var/spool/samba/
         printable = yes
         writable = yes
         public = yes
         printer admin = nobody

The 8East Folder shows up without a problem, but I can't get the 
8EastPrinter1 to show up inside the folder.  I can SWEAR that I was 
able to get this working at one point in the past.  I seem to remember 
there being a variable I could use to define the location where the 
printer share would mount.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Kindest Regards,
Daniel Costello

Cline, Davis & Mann
220 East 42nd Street
NYC, NY 10017
(212) 907-4300
(212) 450-2961 direct
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