[Samba] Long printer name in CUPS not appear in Samba

Rob Shinn rob.shinn at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 13:16:49 GMT 2009

Don't know if this helps, but you _can_ add a description in CUPS and
Samba clients will display it.

On 2/13/09, HB <ciradhb.forward at laposte.net> wrote:
> Hi
> I have a Samba 3.2.7 acting as a PDC for files and printers sharing.
> All the print configuration is ok and network printers shared by Samba and
> managed by CUPS are working.
> Except that if I put a printer name longer than 15 characters in CUPS , it
> is not seen at all in samba . With less that 15 chars, it
> is ok, but since this is also the name that appears as the share , it could
> not be very practical for endusers .
> Is this 15 chars limit a normal behavior ? Is there a way to bypass it ?
> Thanks in advance
> Regards
> Henri
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