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Old 06-06-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
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CUPS windows printer sharing - Connection Refused

Hi guys,

i'm having a damn hard time getting this to work atm. I'm following a guide from this site:

I've followed everything right up to the first lpadmin line and when i type the command it says i get a response like this:
root@dafat2:/usr/lib/cups/backend# lpadmin -p RicePrinter -v smb://dafatdude/CanonBub -P /root/inkjet.ppd
lpadmin: Unable to connect to server: Connection refused
I can't see why this wont let me connect. I can view my windows share using a simple:
root@dafat2:/usr/lib/cups/backend# smbclient -L dafatdude
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename      Type      Comment
        ---------      ----      -------
        E$             Disk      Default share
        IPC$           IPC       Remote IPC
        D$             Disk      Default share
        My Music       Disk
        print$         Disk      Printer Drivers
        CanonBub       Printer   Canon Bubble-Jet BJC-255SP
        Downloads      Disk
        F$             Disk      Default share
        ADMIN$         Disk      Remote Admin
        C$             Disk      Default share

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
Do i need to put in a username or a password in the lpadmin part? At the moment there isn't any password to view the shares....

can someone help me out here?
Old 06-06-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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I only successfully got to print from linux box to windows printer by using:


This was even when i had shared the printer to the whole world with no password.
The user and password have to exist on the windows machine.
I assume you're not using domains or anything but the same logic applies - whatever name and password you log on to the windows box you put in.

Hope this helps


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