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Old 03-02-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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SMB printing to Windows shares

I have an HP Print Server Appliance serving 8 printer shares in a Windows
Workgroup. On my Windows boxes, I have no problem connecting
to these shares and setting up printing. I've just installed RH 9.0
and started setting up printing. I can print direct to any of these
network printers ( using Jetdirect setting in Linux ). However,
I would like to print through the HP Print Server Appliance. If I
select the SMB protocol, I can see the server, and list the shares
with no problem. When I select a share, and click on forward,
I'm asked to enter a username and passwd. Read the help, and
it said put that username and passwd on the server. That was
no help .. got same problem. How do I get past this? NOTE: I
am a die-hard Windows user. There is no way I'm going to edit
a file to do this. How do I simply click on something and get past
this? I assume it is a local security setting on the Linux box.

Old 03-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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If this print server allows guest access over smb then try username quest and no password.

Old 03-02-2004, 06:42 PM   #3
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Never mind, I figured it out

Looking closely at the queue share name, I realized that the last
letter was missing .. Xerox3400inG11 should have been
Xerox3400inG114. So I added the last letter, and just ignored
the username, passwd, workgroup, and the printer set up with
no problems. I also noticed that Linux was doing that to many
of the sharenames .. truncating them. I wonder how many
Linux newbies have struggled with this trying to set up passwds
etc and getting nowhere.

Old 03-02-2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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