[Samba] add printers in Solaris 10 sparse zone

Daulton_Theodore daulton_theodore at carleton.ca
Fri Oct 1 09:28:51 MDT 2010

Hi all,

I have samba installed in a Solaris 10 sparse zone but I am having no luck adding printers in the zone so they could be accesses through the Samba server.

The jetdirect software (hppi) fails with the error mknod: not owner; and chmod: WARNING: can't access /dev/<printer name>

I've created the device (/dev/<printer_name> in the global zone. I've added it to the zone using zonecfg but it does not appear in the zone when I list the contents of /dev.

I am planning on moving our main samba server, currently on Solaris 9) to a solaris 10 zone but I will need to offer printing from samba.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Daulton Theodore
Systems Department,Carleton University Library
Email: daultontheodore at cunet.carleton.ca<mailto:daulton_theodore at carleton.ca>
Vmail: (613) 520-2600 ext:8352

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