[Samba] Re: Printing only works sometimes

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Feb 24 19:33:20 GMT 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 02:43:45PM +0000, Joseph Carri wrote:
> 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 ...

You need to know exactly how lp is driving smbclient. That means delving into
the horror that is lp scripts. There's a reason everyone moved to CUPS :-).

Timeouts are usually name resolution issues though.

Sorry I can't be of more help,


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