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Old 01-07-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
prayingtosky
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OpenSuse+Samba+Printers Question


Let's say I set up a Linux (suse 11.3)server, and able to share files with other users using MAC and Window machines within and outside the network.

The Window machines are on a domain.

Now I want to add printers to my Linux server and share it with the computers that are able to access the files (mac and window workstations).

Is it necessary to add my Linux box to the domain to be able to share the printers? Because the MAC computers can see/add the printers on the Linux server but the Windows pc cannot.

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Old 01-08-2011, 05:02 AM   #2
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The Macs are probably using CUPS to access the printers. The windows machines can't do that, but they can through SAMBA, so yes your linux server will have to be in the domain for that.
Here my linux server is the samba PDC and windows clients access printers via samba shares. Macs and linux boxes just use cups.
 
Old 01-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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The Macs are probably using CUPS to access the printers. The windows machines can't do that, but they can through SAMBA, so yes your linux server will have to be in the domain for that.
Here my linux server is the samba PDC and windows clients access printers via samba shares. Macs and linux boxes just use cups.
Thank you very much.
Do you have the instruction on how to add the Linux file+print server to the domain ?

Thanks
 
Old 01-09-2011, 03:56 AM   #4
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Actually I don't have any experience of windows networks, just of windows clients on our linux network.
I would suggest first trying to get your shares to show up in the windows workgroup, and if not move on to full domain membership. Below are a few URLs I hope might help.

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...workgroup.html

http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/sambaserver.shtml

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplane...ory-Domain.htm
 
  


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