[Samba] [samba 3.0.25c] disappearing printers problem

Greene, Joe Joe.Greene at brightpoint.com
Tue May 20 18:17:27 GMT 2008


Citrix, Win2k3.

Solaris 9 Server - latest Solaris patch Samba 3.0.25c


Every Monday morning, since applying the latest Solaris patches which
upgraded samba from 3.0.21b -> 3.0.25c, the following occurs. The Citrix
clients can no longer print. 

Active directory was also switched to 2003 native mode.


Sunday night, Citrix servers undergo a weekly reboot. 

Week 1 and 2:Monday morning start of business the Citrix clients cannot
print to the Samba print shares. Restart Samba, service restored.

Week 3 and 4: Monday Morning before start of business, restart samba via
cron  scheduler,  Start of business, Citrix clients cannot print..
restart samba again.. service restored.

Week 5: Admin on site. Manually restart samba, test user tries to print
and cannot, however smbstatus shows the citrix server connects and pulls
the data file for formatting the raw print job, but the print share
never registers an access. restart samba again, Citrix server pulls file
and printer session registers in smbstatus.


Week 6: I'm dreading this. Rollback to 3.0.21b?


Data points: 

Printers are individually defined in the smb.conf

'browseable=' is not defined in any section.




Joe Greene

UNIX Systems Administrator

Phone 317-707-2730

Fax 317-707-2397

Hours M-F 7am-4pm


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