Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 396601
Samba does not share printers
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:19:22 EST
Description of problem:
My other PC can not use printer. smbd and cupsd are running. Printer is set to
be shared in printers.conf. Attaching smb.conf.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 267521 [details]
Does it work if you set: printing = cups ?
No. It only works if I set printing = cups AND name section with my printer's
name not 'printers'. I.e [Deskjet_D4100_series].
have you also set 'printcap name = cups' ?
No, should I? It works without this parameter if I set section name to printer's
name. What does this parameter mean?
'printcap name = cups' tells samba to ask cups for the list of printers.
Making 'printcap name = cups' and uncommenting 'printing = cups' made my printer
available through Samba. It was not available before.
Perhaps those options should be added to config by default. Almost everyone use
cups for printing.
I should think so. If Fedora uses CUPS by default, which I think it does, then
certainly it should configure Samba to use CUPS by default.
printcap name = cups does not work. Samba does not show any printers.
In latest version (3.0.28-0.fc8) printer sharing does work at all. Directly
specified printer is visible but not printable. I have printable = yes option.
Created attachment 300371 [details]
Files and terminal session that demonstrate the problem
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