[Samba] excessive lpstat calls

Andrew Morgan morgan at orst.edu
Tue Oct 11 20:22:32 GMT 2005

On Tue, 11 Oct 2005, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

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> Andrew Morgan wrote:
> |
> | I run a fairly busy samba server that only serves up users' home
> | directory.  I am running Samba v3.0.20 under Solaris 10 on a Sun v440.
> | I'm seeing a large number of calls to '/usr/bin/lpstat -v'.  These are
> | probably occuring everytime a new client connects, but I'm not positive.
> |
> | The server does not have any printers attached to it, has no entries in
> | /etc/printers.conf, and is not running lp services at all.  I am unable
> | to remove the lp packages from the system due to dependencies.  I have
> | no intention of using Samba as a print server on this machine, so I'd
> | like to disable printing entirely and prevent Samba from calling lpstat
> | continuously.
> |
> | I've attached my smb.conf file.  Any suggestions?
> Try setting "printing = bsd" and "printcap name = /dev/null".
> Although we really shouldn't be looking for printers at all
> when there ie no [printers] section in smb.conf.

Thanks Jerry, this worked.  Should I file a bug on this so it doesn't get 


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