[Samba] Odd printing issue

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 5 19:25:14 MST 2011

On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:34:07AM -0500, Tom Ryan wrote:
> Over the last few days, our users have started experiencing delays in
> printing.
> In the log files (for the client), we now see
> [2011/01/05 11:12:34.360166,  1]
> libsmb/cliconnect.c:2216(cli_start_connection)
>   cli_start_connection: failed to connect to MACHINENAME<20>
> As new systems are affected, these errors appear. We get about 7 of them
> (every 10 seconds) and then the print job completes.
> Suggestions? Thoughts?

This is smbd trying to connect back to the client
for print notification. I'm going to add a parameter
to turn this off, it causes more trouble than it
fixes now all clients have firewalls...


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