[Samba] printing = cups issue ....

David Disseldorp ddiss at suse.de
Tue Jul 19 11:38:35 MDT 2011

Hi Tim,

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:16:49 -0500 (CDT)
Tim Kelley <tim at c4tech.com> wrote:

> The problem is obviously this, from the samba logs: 
> [2011/03/28 14:09:43, 0] printing/print_cups.c:103(cups_connect) 
> Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Connection refused 

Please provide full logs with log level = 10 configured in smb.conf.
Also, does anything relevant appear in the cups access log?

> However, cupsd is most certainly listening on localhost:631, and an lpstat -a -h localhost gives a list of printers. Why is samba not able to communicate with it? I've turned off all security measures (apparmor, etc.) but still no. 

Hmm. In my case lpstat always connects to the local cupsd via the Unix
domain socket (e.g. /var/run/cups/cups.sock), even with the -h option
specified. Looks like it's due to /etc/cups/client.conf configuration.
You may want to check with strace whether yours is doing the same.

Cheers, David

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