[Samba] Problem printing from Linux to WinXP printer: "getpeername failed"

Yanko Sheiretov iancshay at comcast.net
Tue Nov 10 08:46:54 MST 2009

A little more information that might help. I should have 
mentioned that the printer works fine when printing from 
another WinXP system. Also, it appears that the "getpeername 
failed" errors are not necessarily directly related. I was 
able to get rid of them with "smb ports = 139" in smb.conf. 
Now the only error I get in the log file is

"Nov 10 10:44:22 Officejet: prnt/hpijs/hpcups.cpp 681: 
hpcups: returning status 0 from main"

Still, the only time I get the "getpeername failed" errors 
is when I try to print to this printer.


iancshay at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am unable to print from my Linix (Fedora 11) system, running Samba 3.4.2 , via cups 1.4.1. 
> What is confusing is that from the same cups/samba installation I have no trouble at all printing to 
> other WinXP printers on the network. All XP systems are running home edition. The system hosting the troubled 
> printer is a laptop, this seems to be the only difference. I have ruled out network problems, because 
> there is no trouble accessing files between Samba and the WinXP in question, in either direction. 
> I get the following error messages in the log: 
> Nov 10 00:17:28 Officejet: prnt/hpijs/hpcups.cpp 681: hpcups: returning status 0 from main 
> Nov 10 00:18:37 smbd[26123]: [2009/11/10 00:18:37, 0] lib/util_sock.c:738(write_data) 
> Nov 10 00:18:38 smbd[26123]: [2009/11/10 00:18:38, 0] lib/util_sock.c:1491(get_peer_addr_internal) 
> Nov 10 00:18:38 smbd[26123]: getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected 
> Nov 10 00:18:38 smbd[26123]: write_data: write failure in writing to client Error Connection reset by peer 
> Nov 10 00:18:38 smbd[26123]: [2009/11/10 00:18:38, 0] smbd/process.c:62(srv_send_smb) 
> Nov 10 00:18:38 smbd[26123]: Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. (Transport endpoint is not connected) 
> Also, I know that Samba is able to communicate with the XP system, because during the printer installation, using 
> system-install-printer, it finds the print share with no trouble and verifies access to it. 
> Any suggestions for what to try next? 
> Ian 

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