[Samba] printing from windows via smb print server

Debbie Schiel debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au
Sat Oct 29 10:48:04 GMT 2005

Hi All,

I have two boxes running samba 3 on fedora2.

Box A is the primary domain controller & smb file server and we (a primary
school in QLD, Australia) can login from our windows 98 machines with samba
verifying usernames & passwords.

This week I've been trying to setup Box B as a print server (and eventually
limit students' printing sprees). I've connected the HPLazerJet1000 printer and
can print to it using cups from box B, and the printer is also 'shared' (I used
the GUI).

Then using webmin I added HPLaser as a share and I could see it in a windows
browser but couldn't access it. I want to print from box B but usernames &
passwords are on box A. So just to test I used a username from box B and it
connects but doesn't print.

I've done a lot of reading and googling, testing and trying, and this is my last
resort - can anyone point me in the right direction?

How do you send usernames & passwords to the samba pdc from another samba
server? Here is my smb.conf ..... (and 'frederick' is Box A, pdc)

	dns proxy = No
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	cups options = raw
	netbios name = PRINTSERVER
	server string = Print Server
	password server = frederick
	default = HPLaser
	local master = No
	workgroup = RLPS
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	security = server
	preferred master = no

	printer = HPprinter
	printable = yes
	writeable = yes
	printer driver = foo2zjs
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printer name = HPprinter
	comment = All Printers

Best regards,


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