[Samba] "load printers = Yes" produces working but invisible printers

Wolfgang Ratzka ratzka at hrz.uni-marburg.de
Tue Mar 7 19:18:20 GMT 2006

I am running samba 3.0.21c (Sernet packages on Debian Sarge) and trying
to automatically share cups printers via "load printers = Yes"

- Printing seems to work if you install the printers on the client by
   calling con2prt.exe, but
- the printers do not appear as shares when   browsing the network
   neighbourhood or calling "net view \\servername" on the client.
- They do appear, if I include an explicit section for each printer
   in smb.conf

Bug or feature?

My configuration options:
   printcap name = cups
   cups server = localhost
   printing = CUPS
   load printers = Yes
   comment = SMB print spool
   path = /var/spool/samba
   guest ok = yes
   printable = yes
   browseable= yes
   use client driver = no

Kind regards,
Wolfgang Ratzka

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