lpd+samba question

Konrad Heuer kheuer2 at gwdg.de
Thu Jul 19 16:31:54 UTC 2012

I didn't try by myself, but what about something like

print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -J"%J" -U"%I" -r %f

in smb.conf?

I'm sorry to say that you additionally probably have to change


near line 87 to

#define OTHER_USERID_CHARS  "-_."  /* special chars valid in a userid */

and to recompile lpd:

cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/lpr
make clean
make install

At less I've to do so to make the dot "." a valid character within a user 

Hope this helps and best regards

Konrad Heuer
GWDG, Am Fassberg, 37077 Goettingen, Germany, kheuer2 at gwdg.de

On Thu, 19 Jul 2012, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> is there any simple way to get data about workstation that prints using lpd 
> from samba?
> what i need is to get IP/name of workstation that queued a print job to lpd 
> subsystem through samba.
> or is the only way to change everything to print to lpd directly using lpd 
> protocol? quite a bit of work but possible.
> I want to do accounting, not just how many pages are printed on each printer 
> (done), but WHO printed it. No problem for local user, but not with samba.
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