[Samba] Samba 3.2.7 server loses printer - driver assignment

Remy Zandwijk remy.zandwijk at falw.vu.nl
Tue Jan 20 15:45:46 GMT 2009


Our Samba/CUPS based printserver loses the info of which driver belongs to a 
certain printer. The server is running Samba 3.2.7 on Solaris 9.

Out of the blue, users complain they cannot print. Looking at 'printers and 
faxes' from a Windows machine shows no info in the 'Model' field. In normal 
situations this field lists the driver/model name.

Weird thing is: nobody is touching the printserver configuration at the time 
Samba loses the information, although the ntprinters.tdb file's change time is 
the time the problem occurs.

Stopping Samba and replacing the ntprinters.tdb file by a backup file works 
and we can see the drivers again.

What is going on here, but more important: what is the best way to debug this one?


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