Bug 127348 - printconf fails to configure SMB printers via IP address.
printconf fails to configure SMB printers via IP address.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
ia32e Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-07-06 17:40 EDT by Ted
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 06:53:14 EST
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Description Ted 2004-07-06 17:40:50 EDT
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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):

How reproducible:

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
(redhat-config-printer) tool.
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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-07-14 10:39:39 EDT
What does the printers.conf file have before editing, and after editing?
Comment 2 Ted 2004-07-14 11:15:54 EDT
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
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-09-28 08:29:29 EDT
Fixed in CVS.

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