Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117255
Cannot create un-authenticated SMB-attached printer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
Description of problem:
redhat-config-printer does not allow you to create an SMB-attached
printer that is *NOT* authenticated
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start redhat-config-printer
2. Create new printer using the druid
3. Create SMB printer
4. Try to leave authentication fields blank
Leave name and password blank and select "Next" and nothing happens...
Leave name and password blank and select "Next" and continue...
Sounds like the other end requires authentication. We don't allow you
to set up an SMB queue that we know doesn't work (it tries smbclient).
However, this may be triggering a "bug" (actually smbclient changed
the meaning of one of its command line options, with no deprecation
period) which will soon be addressed in a redhat-config-printer update.
Changing product and version.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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information on how this bug is affecting you.