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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 10 02:57:03 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-09 at 17:11 -0700, Jeremy Allison 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 ?
just 2 days ago, he was wondering if his problem was with Windows 98
printing support.

For the record, I have no problems using samba as print spooler for
Windows users.


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