[Samba] Re: Printing only works sometimes

JLB jlb at twu.net
Thu Feb 24 14:54:54 GMT 2005

I can appreciate the sentiment; however, some may still respond "tough
cookies; you wanna deal with SCO? You get help from SCO."

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Joseph Carri wrote:

> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:43:45 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Joseph Carri <joseph_carri at excite.com>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Re: Printing only works sometimes
> Jeremy Allison <jra <at> samba.org> writes:
> > The problem seems to be with the lp subsystem on the SCO
> > OpenServer box. Probably the reason you're not getting much
> > help is due to the fact you're running on an *extremely*
> > (to say the least  unpopular platform.
> >
> > I have a feeling people may be much more willing to help
> > if you were running on any other system than SCO.
> >
> > SCO have not gone out of their way to make themselves
> > popular with the Free Software/Open Source communities
> > due to their legal activities.
> >
> > Would it be possible to migrate your applications onto
> > a Linux varient instead ? They are known to be much
> > better integrated with Samba into a Windows printing
> > network (it works out of the box on my Red Hat Fedora
> > test machines).
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > 	Jeremy.
> Hi,
> Thanks for the suggestion Jeremy, I do understand that SCO is no longer
> popular, specially now that there's a very satisfactory alternative in the
> various forms of Linux. However, I'm afraid that that's impossible.  You see
> the two UNIX machines are what the entire firms MIS system runs on.  The MIS
> system has been implemented and has grown and accreted over the years (since
> 1994) and is now a real behemoth.  To port it to another OS will be a major
> job.
> In fact the reason I need to get the printing operational is for printing MIS
> reports and other documents at the outlying locations.
> Could you give me an idea of what lp could do wrong to cause samba to time
> out.  I'm pretty sure I could fool around with lp and get it to behave.  the
> SCO lp is a very stable and reliable animal, and I've never had problems with
> it over the years, but there's always a first time ...
> Rgds,
> Joe Carri
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J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net

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