Ezequiel Larrarte elarrarte at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 10:21:26 MDT 2013

Sorry people, I ve been replying only to Marc about this. I didnt add
the list in my replies ...

I m using SAMBA 3.6.9 from CentOS 6.4.

Marc pointed me to a bug:

This bug makes that kind of error messages appear al logging level 0
and patch to increase them to level 3 has been released. I m still
getting this messages because CentOS hasnt updated samba yet and I m
not allowed to patch a software on my own in a production environment

So, I want to know why these messages are generated and if I am safe
printing with them appearing over and over ...

Actually, I m testing this new print server with 5 client computers
and only one of them is under this condition.

I ll be appreciated if a programmer in the printer section could give
me some additional information about this.


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Marc Muehlfeld
<samba at marc-muehlfeld.de> wrote:
> Hello Ezequiel,
> Am 24.10.2013 16:42, schrieb Ezequiel Larrarte:
>> Hi people, I have a print server using Debian, LPRNG and SAMBA working
>> without any problems. Now I 'm trying to set up a new server with
>> CentOS 6, CUPS and SAMBA.
>> It 's a very simple setup: a few local users and a few printers,
>> nothing special. The clients also map the printer using 'net use lpt1
>> \\mainserver\printerX' because they need to print over an old DOS
>> application.
>> However, I 'm getting this kind of error in SAMBA logs:
>> [2013/10/24 10:05:18.350631,  0]
>> rpc_server/spoolss/srv_spoolss_nt.c:1748(_spoolss_OpenPrinterEx)
>>    _spoolss_OpenPrinterEx: Cannot open a printer handle for printer
>> \\mainserver
>> After a lot of tests, I cannot figure out what the problem might be.
> You're giving not much information about your environment.
> What version of Samba do you use?
> Have you checked the Print Server HowTo? Maybe you have missed something:
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_as_a_print_server
> Regards,
> Marc

Ezequiel Larrarte.
" ... God Always Takes The Simplest Way! ... "

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