[Samba] Samba AutoCAD 2007 high CPU after printing

Kurt Weiss maillists at kwnet.at
Wed Jun 7 06:22:40 GMT 2006

hello jeremy and jordan.

autodesk announcing explicit, that samba is *not* supportet.

our costumers are using using AutoCAD from 2002-2007 on samba 2 + 3.
IMHO, samba 2 may be a good choice for AutoCAD.
for example, AutoCAD with samba3 has a problem with special chars in 
(ä,ö, will make no problems, ü causes AutoCAD to throw a 
"file-not-found" message.)

i can't remember, if there's already the parameter "disable spoolss" in 
samba 2. - but this may help.
additional you can play with the ACAD-built spooler (preferences).

sorry, if i interfere this thread, but that are my experiences.

kurt, austria. (http://www.kwnet.at)
this is a posting from a samba *user* - not a samba developer.
the posting is created on the base of experiences an may be faulty.
so, if contains any mistakes, please feel free to correct it

Jeremy Allison schrieb:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 10:19:56AM +0800, Jordan Tomkinson wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I'm having some problems with Samba 2.0.10 and AutoCAD drawings,
>> specifically when a user prints a CAD file, an smbd process is spawned
>> as smbuser (my guest account) which uses 99% CPU and never gives up,
>> even after the job is fully printed and cups has moved on. This only
>> happens when printing CAD files.
> Samba 2.x is very old and unsupported right now....
> Can you try upgrading to Samba3 and testing again.
> Jeremy.

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