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Old 07-31-2003, 09:39 AM   #1
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printing on the network

I only started a week ago with Linux and to my amusement I have managed to connect to the network!
Now as a next challange, I am trying to use a printer on a Windows server, but after all the reading I still don't know how. I tried to add a printer through kups, but nothing worked!
Please help and thank you for your support.
Old 07-31-2003, 03:21 PM   #2
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You plug your printer to your linux box, and then modified the smb.config file that is in the /etc/samba/ (this is redhat9), the easies way to find the file is; in a terminal become super user and then do "locate smb.config". Edit it, here my samba config file

workgroup = QMAN-TXUN
guest ok = Yes
netbios name = SERVIDOR
load printers = yes
interfaces = eth0
; encrypt passwords = Yes
printcap name = cups
printing = cups
security = share
comment = uso publico
path = /home/publico
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes

valid users = %S
writeable = yes
browseable = No

browseable = yes
printable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mode = 0700
; guest only = no
; guest account = usuario01
; path = /home/smbprint

By the way, you have to have samba running.


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