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

On Friday 25 January 2008 19:49:05 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:
> [global]
> 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
> [xerox]
> 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!

lpr and cups do not play together nicely.

Bill Wells
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