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Re: [vox-tech] sharing a printer with samba
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Re: [vox-tech] sharing a printer with samba

Henry House wrote:
I've never used samba before (happily i have no windows machines of my own).
However, i would like to share a printer so that my housemate can use it. I
can't get it to work and i suspect an access-control, problem. As far as I can
tell the smb server is not accepting jobs from the client. I've configured
smb.conf like so:

workgroup = home
netbios name = Samba
encrypt passwords = true
printing = bsd
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
log file = /var/log/samba-log.%m
lock directory = /var/lock/samba

comment = Xerox laser printer --- use this one
path = /var/spool/lpd/lp
printer name = lp
writable = yes
public = yes
printable = yes
print command = lpr -r -h -P %p %s

The server is running Ubuntu Gutsy with lprng spooler. Local printing on
the server works perfectly.

Here are the relevant log lines from a client (Ubuntu Gutsy with CUPS spooler):

E [26/Jan/2008:03:46:11 +0000] [Job 19] Unable to connect to CIFS host after (tried 3 times)
E [26/Jan/2008:03:46:11 +0000] PID 22372 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb) stopped with status 1!
E [26/Jan/2008:03:46:15 +0000] PID 22371 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip) stopped with status 9!
E [26/Jan/2008:03:46:15 +0000] PID 22371 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip) stopped with status 9!

I recommend that you setup cups instead, and open up port 631 internally on your network for that machine.
Way easier, you just change the cups config to accept jobs on your particular subnet.
the print line for windows machine is then ipp://ipaddress:631/printers/nameofprinter

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