[Samba] request for documentation improvement

mallapadi niranjan niranjan.ashok at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 13:42:54 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:40 PM, David Robert
Haemmerle<a0800869 at unet.univie.ac.at> wrote:
> 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.

Does this help

http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/CUPS-printing.html ?

> Maybe this information could be added to the Samba documentation.
> Yours sincerely,
> David Hämmerle
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