[Samba] windows 7 and printer sharing

Kevin Keane subscription at kkeane.com
Tue Jan 5 10:26:37 MST 2010

You may also want to look into setting up avahi to advertise your CUPS printer. Avahi is the Linux implementation of the Bonjour advertising protocol; Bonjour is for Apple what UPnP is for Windows.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-
> bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Lennart Sorensen
> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 7:49 AM
> To: Christophe Baegert
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] windows 7 and printer sharing
> On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 01:38:18PM +0100, Christophe Baegert wrote:
> > IPP never worked on my Macbook using OS X 10.4, which works well with
> Samba.
> Odd, given I remember Mac OS X 10.1 automatically detecting the IPP
> broadcasts by cups (which cups was set to share printers with the
> network,
> which it doesn't by default).  Apple is even funding cups these days.
> As long as your print server with cups is configured to share with the
> local network, and not firewalling it away it should work.
> > But I didn't try it on the Windows 7 computer, I'll try that, if it
> > works, indeed, Samba isn't necessary !!! Thank you for your help.
> I have certainly used IPP printing with windows.
> use the url:
> http://printerserver:631/printers/print_queue_name
> And install the right driver of course.
> Of course cups should be configured to handle unknown job types as raw
> (which I think is normally the default these days as well).
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> Len Sorensen
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