[Samba] issues with printing

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Fri Jan 6 13:06:26 MST 2012

On 01/05/2012 9:23 AM, Tom Ryan wrote:
> On 1/5/12 9:31 AM, "Tom Ryan"<tomryan at camlaw.rutgers.edu>  wrote:
>> [2012/01/05 09:18:54.928729,  3] auth/auth_util.c:1028(check_account)
>>   Failed to find authenticated user DOMAIN\machinename$ via getpwnam(),
>> denying access.
>> [2012/01/05 09:18:54.929709,  2] auth/auth.c:319(check_ntlm_password)
>>   check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [machinename$] ->
>> [machinename$] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER
>> [2012/01/05 09:18:54.929807,  3] smbd/error.c:81(error_packet_set)
>>   error packet at smbd/sesssetup.c(124) cmd=115 (SMBsesssetupX)
>> You might recall that we don't use winbind so I'm at a loss as to why this
>> happens sporadically and what I can do (short of editing the code) to work
>> around it.
>> Thoughts?
> Ok, so I have found out if I put
> DOMAIN\machinename$
> And
> machinename$
> In /etc/passwd
> Then everything works.. However, that really isn't acceptable.
> Does anyone have a solution??


As you've probably noticed, printing problems don't get a lot of 
responses.  I'm uncertain as to why.
I don't know what you've already checked, so I'll give a few generalities.

Samba 3.6 had a rewrite of the printing code.  If you haven't already, 
you can read about it here:

There is at least 1 known printing bug, and I've experienced it.  It is 
found here:

Would guest access to the printing shares fix your problem?
guest ok = Yes

If these suggestions are all strikeouts, perhaps post the global and 
printing sections of your smb.conf.
Someone else may see something there.


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