[Samba] Samba hectic behaviour

Assaf Flatto assaf.flatto at ssp.uk.com
Thu Jun 19 08:40:04 GMT 2008

Hello List.

I am having a very interesting problem with my samba server printer setup.
Some background , the samba server is Suse Enterprise  9 (x86_64 platform) , we are running 
samba-3.0.26a-0.7 , with a connection to an openldap and sharing the printers via cupsd .

File sharing is working properly , so it's smooth sailing on that end , but the printing is acting 
up .
some users are able to print to some printers while others sitting right next to them and belonging 
to the same group in the ldap , get an error of no permissions.

smb.conf configuration for printers is ;
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/tmp
   printable = yes
   create mask = 0666
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   public = yes

   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
   create mask = 0664
   directory mask = 0775
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   printable = no

Also i see in the cups error log this line over and over 
E [19/Jun/2008:09:37:37 +0100] get_printer_attrs: resource name '/printers/printers' no good!

Anyone got any idea ?
We've been plagued with this issue for several days now .



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