On 28-Jul-2000 David Willmor wrote:
I was examining a sample smb.conf file and noticed the
comment = My Printer
valid users = me
path = /home/me
printer = my_printer
public = no
printable = yes
I assume this allows you to place spool data into a directory. My question
is how do you print this data once it is there?
Yes, this setting allows Samba to export a printer share. And Samba will
connect that share to a printer. The 'printer' parameter should be set to the
name of a printer as defined in your /etc/printcap.
Alternatively, you can define 'load printers' as 'yes' and configure
[printers] section in your smb.conf. This will scan your /etc/printcap and make
a printer share for each printer it finds there.
Printer queue information is available to Win clients as normal - Samba runs the
relevant Unix print queue tools and extracts the info from them.
The Win clients will need the appropriate printer driver installed. I believe
it is possible to set up Samba to share the driver in a format that allows
certainly NT to load it automagically, but I've never done that.
There's more in the Printing.txt document in the Samba documentation.
Jim Hague - jim.hague(a)insignia.com (Work), jim(a)bear-cave.org.uk (Play)
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