[Samba] Simple Samba Guest printer setup problem

Ralph Blach rcblach at blach.dnsalias.org
Sat Jan 8 03:32:38 GMT 2005

OK, I have a very simple setup problem.

I have a server and three printers which I want to share.
These printers should need no password.  This does not work

However when I login and map a network drive I can print just fin
How do I bypass the need for a password or network login
on these printers.

I am running Fedora 3 core and samba


Here is the printers section of my smb.conf
# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
         printing = cups

# This option tells cups that the data has already been rasterized
#       cups options = raw

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
         guest account = guest

         comment = All Printers
         path = /var/spool/samba
         browseable = no
         writable = no
         public = yes
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
         guest ok = yes
         printable = yes


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