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Old 07-11-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
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Cannot Print to Samba Server

I have a Redhat 8.0 server setup running Samba 2.2 I have shared a few directories and can read/write to those fine on my client WinXP machines. I have setup users and passwords for each WinXP client.

I can see the printer(Brother 1230) I have shared, but when I try to print a test page, nothing happens. In the bottom left corner on the client machine, it says "Access denied, unable to connect". Can anyone help? I can print locally on the Linux machine fine. Here is my smb.conf file:

log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
load printers = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
guest account = abarnett
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
null passwords = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
public = yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
dns proxy = no
netbios name = AGJ_SERVER
server string = Samba Server
printing = cups
path = /var/spool/samba
unix password sync = yes
workgroup = AGJSYS
os level = 20
printcap name = lpstat
security = user
preferred master = no
max log size = 0
pam password change = yes

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
# If you want users samba doesn't recognize to be mapped to a guest user
; map to guest = bad user

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
; writable = no
; share modes = no

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
; path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
; browseable = no
; guest ok = yes

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
comment = All Printers
printable = yes
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
public = yes
create mode = 0700

comment = Common Folder for all Common Files
path = /common
Old 07-12-2003, 04:25 PM   #2
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In the [printers] share, you do not have a path option.
When a print job arrives at a Samba server, the print data needs to be written to disk.
Add the following line.

path = /var/spool/samba

Also, I noticed you did not have a 'hosts allow', although I don't remember if the default is denied all.
example: hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.

Consider reading the SMB HOWTO
Old 07-15-2003, 05:59 AM   #3
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In the [printers] section add the following line below it sounds odd but it worked for me:

use client driver = yes

I hope this works


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