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Old 11-15-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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Samba won't share printer


Okey, I've been struggling with this printerserver for 2 weeks now.
Now I can print a test page from CUPS, but I can't share the printer.
First time I tried to share, I made it with success within a few minutes. Now I've spent hours without any success.

I've added a printer in CUPS, test pages are being printed.
I enter SWAT, but I can't see any printers listed to the right of the "choose printer" button. It says that it reads from the /etc/printcap file, but obviously it doesn't since I have a printer added there.

Last time, when I made it thru all the way, the printer was already there, I selected it and pressed okay. Then everything worked fine. But now it doesn't.

Cups should configure the /etc/printcap file for me as far as I know, and this is what it look like now.

Code:
# This file was generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file. All changes to this file
# will be lost.
Samsung_V2|Samsung ML-7300N:rm=deathstar:rp=Samsung_V2:
What's wrong, why doesn't SWAT list my printer?

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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Been mentioned several times and can find it if you search the forums. See if this works.

Edit cupsd.conf. At the bottom find this and change it.
<Location />
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
#To allow only lan traffic
#Allow FROM 192.168.2.*
#To allow everyone.
Allow From All
</Location>

Restart cups. Make sure your fw is open also. If that don't fix it, search around a little.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yeah, okey. But those settings should fix atuhorization problems, not my listning problems from /etc/printcap.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:02 AM   #4
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I guess I'm lost what the problem is. You say you can print a test page, but can't share the printer.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:18 AM   #5
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Last edited by mdarby; 11-17-2004 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:57 AM   #6
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I'm guessing since he can't see the printer using swat, he is on a *nix box. Samba is for sharing with Windows.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:36 AM   #7
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-X-, Samba is for sharing with Windows and other *nix systems using Samba
It's just a implementation of the protocol.

ni0wn, see the file /etc/samba/smb.conf (which must be the one SWAT configures, never used it) and check that all printer settings are ok. I can share my printer with another Linux box and a Windows one using this ones:
(from my smb.conf)
Code:
load printers = yes
printcap name = cups
printing = cups

[printers]
comment = Printer
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
public = yes
guest ok = yes
writeable = no
printeable = yes
printer admin = root
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:13 PM   #8
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Unless I missed something, he never mentioned samba. I don't know why the OP doesn't use http://localhost:631.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:39 PM   #9
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He didn't mention Samba but SWAT (Samba Web Administration Tool), it's a web based front-end like Cups's config server at port 631.

Oh and the thread topic mentions it

Last edited by gbonvehi; 11-17-2004 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:42 PM   #10
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lol, my bad.

I'm so damned used to supporting Windows.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:00 PM   #11
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ok, I see that now. thanks. Still haven't heard back from him.
 
  


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