RESOLVED--Re: [Samba] Print Share Problem

David Schlenk david-schlenk at
Fri May 20 21:42:30 GMT 2005

On May 20, 2005, at 4:08 PM, John H Terpstra wrote:

> The only time it is necessary to specify the printer configuration in 
> detail
> is where you want to restrict certain printers from use.

Just to share something I do with the greater community:

My samba machine receives it's CUPS printers from the printers that our 
main CUPS servers broadcast, so when the machine first boots it takes a 
couple minutes for the list of printers to fully populate.  This 
obviously causes samba to not advertise all the printers after a reboot 
until you restart the service after the list is fully populated a 
couple minutes after boot. I resolved this by putting each printer 
explicitly in the smb.conf file.  Granted, having a 900 line smb.conf 
file is kind of obnoxious, but the silver lining is has actually made 
my life easier since I can make changes/restrictions to specific queues 
David Schlenk
Operating Systems Analyst
Bethel University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
david-schlenk at

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