[samba] can't print from w2k to bsd printer

Rob stopspam at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 18 02:49:14 PDT 2004

Bjarne Wichmann Petersen wrote:
> On Sunday 09 May 2004 22:07, Bjarne Wichmann Petersen wrote:
>>I've spend several hours trying to get samba to play nice. I can get user
>>to login from windows to their bsd-account, mount CD's etc.. But I can't
>>get the users to print. I can see the printer and I can install it. But
>>when I click on the installed printer I get "access denied".
>>I've tried everything, dublicating every smb.conf I could find. Trying out
>>every options. None helped. Hope someone here can spot what's wrong.
>>My setup is a desktop PC running FBSD and a laptop with w2k. These are
>>connected through a router. The printer is a laserjet and works great on
>>the FBSD.

I've got an HP LaserJet 4V connected to the parallel port of my FBSD PC.
I use CUPS, so I share the printer with W2k over ipp (port 631).
Note: older W$ boxes (W96, W98) do not support ipp, I believe.
My firewall has:
  ${fwcmd} add check-state
  ${fwcmd} add allow tcp from any to any established keep-state
  ${fwcmd} add allow log tcp from, to my.pc.ip.ad ipp in via rl0 setup

You seem not to be working with CUPS. In that case, why not using lpd (port 515)
instead of samba? I think that's more secure, than opening up your firewall for
all the funny M$-W$ ports.

W2k should support lpd printer sharing, if I'm not wrong. I'm not a M$-W$ expert though.

lpd is covered in the printer section of the handbook.


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