[Samba] Samba.. not worth a f*** for printing

Chris Smith christophermsmith at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 02:59:41 GMT 2005

Wow, the 1000+ users we have printing thru Samba 3.0 and up would be
surprised to hear that!
We even have "click and print" working... the load that took off of our
sysadmins (not having to set up lpr/IP printing and manually keep track of
was definitely worth the week of tweaking Samba to get printing to work.
It's a GREAT printing solution... RTFM.


On 10/9/05, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 03:40:36PM +0000, Joe Cipale wrote:
> > I have had it.. I have come to the butt-ugly conclusion that samba is
> > nothing more than a clusterf**k for cross platform
> > printing. I have been trying for 2 years to talk between my windows and
> > linux printers to no avail. I am convinced now that
> > despite my numerous requests from this group, even, that there isn't a
> > sole who knows how to get samba printing to work.
> >
> > I am going to have to be happy with drive sharing and call it good.
> > Until a (hopefully) better environemnt arrives on the
> > networking scene.
> Sorry you're having trouble, but the Samba printing code is so
> good that HP based an entire product line on it (the HP PSA).
> If you're having trouble, expressing frustration like this
> isn't going to help. Remember, the lists are not a paid
> support forum, and (speaking for myself) I'm far more likely
> as a Samba Team to take an interest in something that looks
> like a bug rather than someone who has misconfigured something.
> Maybe you should try purchasing support ?
> Jeremy.
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