[Samba] Status of printing with ctdb

Colin Simpson Colin.Simpson at iongeo.com
Tue Mar 8 13:00:54 MST 2011

Replying to myself. 

From my further testing, I have managed to get printer drivers auto
installing, but only on the nodes that it was installed on in the first

I'm now trying if I make sure that the printer driver and settings are
separately installed on each node (by using smbstatus to verify which
one I'm installing to). 

This seems to work. I'm sharing the drivers directory on GFS but that
shouldn't cause an issue. 


On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 10:24 +0000, Colin Simpson wrote:
> Hi
> I posted this to the samba-technical mailing list, but I think that
> may
> have been the wrong place.
> I have been trying to get printing working with ctdb samba (plus
> Windows
> driver installation). Every time I install the drivers for Windows it
> looks like it's copying file but the printer just keeps re-asking for
> drivers. I have print$ on a GFS2 filesystem to share across the
> cluster,
> which seemed like the right thing to do.
> Is this known to work at all?
> I'm using RHEL6 with their shipped ctdb 1.0.112 and Samba 3.5.4.
> I have tried googling for this and searching back in the mailing list
> but find nothing recent about it. Only past things about printers.tdb
> not yet being clustered, but not sure if this is still true.
> Also I had a thought that I could use ctdb samba to serve file and use
> a
> single second samba to serve just the printers. However it looks like
> the ctdb samba's listen on all IP's the machine has. So I wondered
> about
> using "socket address" in the smb.conf's but not sure if the
> clustering
> will like this (esp if the machine doesn't currently "own" that IP and
> it's on another node). Anyone tried this ?
> Thanks
> Colin
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