[Samba] Samba printing fails for Windows clients, was working,
Dennis B. Hopp
dhopp at coreps.com
Wed Dec 21 14:21:06 GMT 2005
Quoting Eric Hines <eehines at comcast.net>:
> At 12/21/05 06:48, Dennis B. Hopp wrote:
>> activity superstore wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> The printing via Samba+Cups has stopped working. I'm
>>> using Mandrake 10.0 Official as a Samba server for
>>> file sharing and printing on a Windows network.
>>> Printing from a WindowsXP client to the Samba server
>>> now fails and I don't know why it has suddenly
>>> stopped, it used to work. File sharing still works
>>> There are on no errors logged on the Linux Samba box,
>>> the Windows application you try to print from just
>>> says "not responding". I have used Knoppix as a client
>>> and the printing works from Samba, so it is just a
>>> Windows client to Linux Samba issue, but I can't
>>> figure it out.
>>> Any ideas?
>>> Samba version samba-server-3.0.2a-3mdk
>> That's an old version of Samba. I got to imagine Mandrake (or
>> Mandriva or whatever they are called now) has released a newer
>> package. Can you try to upgrade?
> Yes, but it was working. OP doesn't report changing anything, in
> particular, the OS or Samba. Why would it quit out of the blue?
Software bugs creep up at weird times sometimes. I usually look at
upgrading, especially when the version that is being ran is close to a
year old (or more?).
> Could there be a print log file (or some such) that's gotten too big
> and hangs the print process?
Certainly possible, but the developers would need to see a debug log to
make that decision.
> Could the print server itself (I use a Netgear doofer that plugs into
> the back of my Samsung) have failed? A Lynksys that I used prior to
> the Netgear did quit on me; replacing that got me my printing back.
Again possible, something to look at.
> On the other hand, it probably would be worth the effort to upgrade
> Samba on GPs; 3.0.21 is sufficiently advanced over 3.0.2a that that's
> worth the effort in its own right.
My thoughts exactly.
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