[Samba] request for documentation improvement

David Robert Haemmerle a0800869 at unet.univie.ac.at
Tue Jul 7 12:10:59 GMT 2009

Dear Samba-Team.

First, I don't know if this is the right place for my request. If a bug
report is more suitable, I can file one.

My request is interconnected with CUPS, but I was told to ask you instead as
- CUPS avoids to document software-specific stuff, because there are too
many changes in the programs interconnected with CUPS to keep up with and
the SMB backend is - as a part of Samba - separate from CUPS.
- and it's possible that third-party documentation can be integrated in
CUPS via the directory /usr/share/doc/cups/help.

So my request is to add more detailed information to the documenation. It
concerns the printing to a Windows printer via Samba which needs a
username and password for authentication.
CUPS needs the smb://servername/printername scheme to find the Samba
shared printer. This information is relatively easy to get, but it took me
hours to find out, that I have to write
smb://username:password@servername/printername to hand over a username and
password for authentication.

Maybe this information could be added to the Samba documentation.

Yours sincerely,
David Hämmerle

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