[Samba] disable printing ?

Jean-Jacques Moulis jj at isy.liu.se
Tue Dec 5 10:51:07 GMT 2006

On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 17:05:39 +0100 Peer-Joachim Koch <pkoch at bgc-jena.mpg.de> wrote:

PJK> Hi,

PJK> is it possible to disable the whole printing subsystem ?
PJK> When our cups server is hanging, the samba print server is also not working,
PJK> but the file server (which is not printing and also not sharing any 
PJK> printer) is
PJK> looking for the printer list ....

PJK> It's a Novell SLES 9 running samba-3.0.20b-3.4.

PJK> Bye, Peer

compile with option --disable-cups (this is what I do) 

 or put the following in your smb.conf

        load printers = no
        printing = bsd
        printcap name = /dev/null
        show add printer wizard = no
        disable spoolss = yes

printing = bsd is probably sufficient

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