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Old 10-15-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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insufficient permissions to open spool .....

In an attempt to print from my newly installed Samba printer under Windows 2000, i got the error message:

insufficient permissions to open spool file /var/spool/samba/smbprn.000030.IaXqXk.

Although a print Test under Samba and Suse was error free, i do not understand why that could not be successful under windows.

here is an extract from my smb.conf:

workgroup = ARBEITSGRP
netbios name = SAMBA
interfaces =
bind interfaces only = Yes
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server =
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
log level = 1
log file = /var/log/samba/%m
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNBUF=8192
os level = 64
preferred master = False
domain master = False
wins support = Yes

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printer admin = root
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
browseable = No

path = /tmp

path = /var/spool/samba
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
printer name = HpLaserjet8100
guest account = nobody
printer driver file = //etc/samba/printers.def
printer driver location =

Ill appreciate any help

Old 10-15-2003, 06:34 AM   #2
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hey folks,

I got the error fixed with : # cd /var/spool
chmod a+rwxt samba


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