Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127348
printconf fails to configure SMB printers via IP address.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
When configuring a printer that is shared via SMB, the IP address
definition field does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up a printer share on a windows workstation.
2.Put the workstation behind a firewall or on a different network
segment where the linux box cannot find it by SMB broadcasts.
3.Define the printers IP address in the printconf
4.Attempt to print a test page.
Actual Results: The page will fail to print with a
Editing the printers.conf file by hand will produce the expected results.
What does the printers.conf file have before editing, and after editing?
I think I just figured out what was wrong. Under the share section I
was typing out the entire share instead of just the printer name.
Something like this:
Instead of just:
Then under the hostname/ip section I was then typing the servers IP
address. The configuration tool then uses the hostname from the share
section instead of from the hostname/ip section. Maybe moving the
hostname/ip section above the share section will make things less
Fixed in CVS.