RESOLVED--Re: [Samba] Print Share Problem

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Sat May 21 02:19:29 GMT 2005

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David Schlenk wrote:
> 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. 

Recent Samba releases have the 'printcap cache time' global
smb.conf option to address this issue.

chgeers, jerry
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