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Old 01-15-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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Client refused to connect to printer via print server

I configured a samba server for file and printing on Dell 8400 with RH Enterprise 3. The file service works fine, but the Brother 2700CN is refused the client connection.

From my Windows 2000 PC, I can see the printer brother icon, and installed the driver for it following the instructions. After the driver installation, when I click on the printer icon, it shows:
"Brother on PrintServer Access denied, unable to connect"

Has anyone see this before, and what is the solution?

Thanks in advance. Keith
Old 01-16-2005, 07:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Which user are you connecting as? Have you given them permission to use the printer?

Can you post a copy of your smb.conf file.
Old 01-19-2005, 01:08 AM   #3
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Here are the details

I login as myself(kgao) when accessing the samba file server.

Following is the smb.conf file. I added another config for printer broterprn, still denied access.

Thanks for your help.


# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = telsystems

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = samba server

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 50

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
password server = None
guest ok = yes
dns proxy = no
#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
printable = yes

# Other examples.
# A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
# home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
# wherever it is.
; comment = Fred's Printer
; valid users = fred
; path = /homes/fred
; printer = freds_printer
; public = no
; writable = no
; printable = yes

comment = Brother Printer
path = /tmp
printer = brother_printer
guest ok = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
printable = yes

comment = Keith
path = /home/kgao
writeable = yes
valid users = kgao
Old 02-10-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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try client driver = yes on the printer configuration


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