[Samba] printer spool directory

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Mon Oct 21 14:18:23 MDT 2013

Hello Jimc,

Am 21.10.2013 21:46, schrieb jimc:
>  I've noticed that every time I install Samba 4, I need to create a
> /usr/local/samba/var/spool directory and give it 777 permissions.
> If I don't do that, I can't share the printers with my windoze machines.
> Is this by design? Should this be put into the how-to?

The spool directory is a share like every other share, what means that 
the folder you have to create always by yourself.


Btw. you don't need 777 on the spool directory. You only need write 
permissions for users, who print through this server.


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