[Samba] Problems uploading printer drivers

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jul 29 00:07:16 GMT 2005

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Greg Baker wrote:
| I have finally figured this problem out!!
| After weeks of staring at the log file, I noticed
| a little hostname lookup function that was failing.

Can you send me the log file?  Thanks.

| As is turns out, the name of the server we were connecting
| to had an alias.  This alias messed everything up.
| For example, if the server's REAL name is
| 	server1.something.subdomain.domain.com
| which is aliased to:
| 	server1.domain.com

Aliased via CNAME record ?

| Then if in windows you connect to \\server1.domain.com you
| will not get a list  of printer drivers.  The printer
| driver list only appears when connecting to
| \\server1.something.subdomain.domain.com
| Strange, but this is definitely the problem.  I wonder
| if this is a feature or a bug?

Well if the host lookup fails, it's hard to say.  But
its my code anyways so please file a report at
https://bugzilla.samba.org/  I'll try to fix this
next week.

cheer,s jerry
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