[Samba] issues with printing

Tom Ryan tomryan at camlaw.rutgers.edu
Wed Jan 4 07:57:35 MST 2012

On 1/4/12 9:13 AM, "Tom Ryan" <tomryan at camlaw.rutgers.edu> wrote:

>We have recently started having an odd problem with printing via samba
>(3.6.1). Samba is joined via security = ads to our domain. We do not use
>winbind on this system. Our account usernames are provided via openldap.
>User starts system (generally windows 7 64bit, but we've seen it on 32bit
>windows 7 and XP), sometimes they can print, sometimes they can't. If
>they reboot, they can almost always print.
>I've turned the logging up to level 3 and have noticed repeated errors
>[2012/01/04 09:10:32.252107,  2] auth/auth.c:319(check_ntlm_password)
>  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [MACHINENAME$] ->
>[2012/01/04 09:10:32.252212,  3] smbd/error.c:81(error_packet_set)
>  error packet at smbd/sesssetup.c(124) cmd=115 (SMBsesssetupX)
>Which I suspect has to do with the lack of winbind and not having machine
>names in our ldap service.
>I should note that this all worked perfectly up until a few weeks ago and
>then just started breaking randomly.. Isn't that always the case?
>I appreciate any pointers.

I've included a full log from a failed print session here:


Thanks for any consideration.


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