[Samba] Newbie problem setting up samba print server with no authenticati on

Lott, Edward M Edward.M.Lott at maf.nasa.gov
Tue Mar 21 19:46:11 GMT 2006

I am trying to set up a standalone samba print server, however when I
try to select the server in the Add Printer Dialog or in network
neighborhood from a Windows XP Professional machine that is on a Domain
I get a password prompt which I do not want. The results of the
testparm command is below:


Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf

Processing section "[printers]"

Processing section "[tmp]"

Loaded services file OK.


Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

# Global parameters


      workgroup = WORKGROUP797

      server string = Samba Server 797

      username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

      log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

      max log size = 50

      socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

      printcap name = cups

      dns proxy = No

      wins server =

      idmap uid = 16777216-33554431

      idmap gid = 16777216-33554431

      hosts allow =,,

      cups options = raw



      comment = All Printers

      path = /var/spool/samba

      printer admin = root

      guest ok = Yes

      printable = Yes

      browseable = No



      comment = Temporary file space

      path = /tmp

      read only = No

      guest ok = Yes



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