[Samba] Re: Different printer drivers ...
ccaldwell at suscom-maine.net
ccaldwell at suscom-maine.net
Mon Nov 19 15:34:02 GMT 2007
I've now received private e-mail saying that others have seen this problem,
sent e-mail to this list and received no answers. That ultimately, they
ended up altering their Windows clients to use LPR instead of Samba.
Is this really something that a genuine MS Windows server can handle and
Does anybody know when these other drivers stopped working well and what
| From: ccaldwell at suscom-maine.net
| To: samba at lists.samba.org
| Subject: [Samba] Different printer drivers requesting different credentials
| This is an extenuation of "Non-registry problem: Slow printing"
| http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/quick.3.bz2 fast printer drivers loglvl=3
| http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/slow.3.bz2 slow printer drivers loglvl=3
| http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/quick.9.bz2 fast printer drivers loglvl=9
| http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/slow.9.bz2 slow printer drivers loglvl=9
| http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/smb.conf the smb.conf in use
| I have a sample Windows XP/SP2 client trying to print through a
| samba-3.0.24 server as configured in the smb.conf above. When I configure
| with a Microsoft driver (AGFA-Accuset v52.3), I can add and select the
| printer quickly (see quick.3.bz2 and quick.9.bz2).
| When I configure with a non Microsoft Driver (HP LaserJet 2420 PCL5e), adding
| and selecting the printer take up to 30 seconds longer than the other driver.
| (after taking acount of different pids and pnums), when I diff quick.3
| and slow.3, I notice things start to get funky:
| < Domain= NativeOS=[Windows 2002 Service Pack 2 2600] NativeLanMan=[Windows 2002 5.1] PrimaryDomain=
| > Domain=[CLIENT] NativeOS=[Windows 2002 Service Pack 2 2600] NativeLanMan=[Windows 2002 5.1] PrimaryDomain=
| < sesssetupX:name=\@[CLIENT_IP]
| > sesssetupX:name=[CLIENT]\[Chris]@[CLIENT_IP]
| < check_ntlm_password: Checking password for unmapped user [FUZZBALL]\[guest]@[CLIENT_IP] with the new password interface
| > check_ntlm_password: Checking password for unmapped user [CLIENT]\[chris]@[CLIENT_IP] with the new password interface
| (where CLIENT is the name and CLIENT_IP is the IP address of the XP client).
| Since they are using the SAME smb.conf and the same XP configuration for
| EVERYTHING except the driver (and yes, I'm using the same printer, just
| different drivers for it), I'm forced to conclude that the driver is
| having some effect on the order in which things are tried for authentication.
| In this particular configuration, we're doing guest-only so I am asserting
| that the "quick" is the expected order.
| Why would some drivers (those not provided by Microsoft?) authenticate
| against the client name with the logged in user?
| Moreover, since this seems to add 30 seconds to the process, is there anyway
| I can stop it?
| This is causing MAJOR unhappiness at my site (rioting in the streets).
| Does anybody know what's going on here?
| (Thanks, Dale for helping me clean up other problems in my smb.conf!) --Chris
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