[Samba] Samba (+ NAV?) and bad printer names?

Barry, Christopher cbarry at silverstorm.com
Thu Jan 26 20:11:19 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Snyder [mailto:swsnyder at insightbb.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:46 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba (+ NAV?) and bad printer names?
> At 4:00 every morning the 2 WinXP machines on my network 
> generate a slew 
> of queries to bad printer names.  These names are variations 
> on the name 
> of a valid printer exported by Samba.  
> Samba v3.0.10 is running on a RHEL4 system.  It exports 
> several shared 
> drives and a single printer.  The printer is named "lj4500", 
> is managed by 
> CUPS v1.1.22, and works correctly via Samba from both WinXP boxes.  
> Here's a snippet of my smb.conf file:
>    load printers = yes
>    printing = cups
>    printcap name = cups
> So what is going on with those WinXP machines at 4:00AM?  The 
> only thing I 
> can think of is the daily system-wide scan done by Norton 
> Antivirus (NAV).  
> Can anyone shed some light on what is going on here and how I 
> can stop 
> these queries to bogus printer names?  
> Thanks.

run a manual scan now while tailing the logs. that will show if it's


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