Re: printing from Windows to Linux printer
On Thu, Jan 13, 2000 at 08:36:54PM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am trying to print from Windows to a printer connected to a Linux machine.
just installed Samba, and printing is no problem
> What I have discovered, is that unless the spool directory has permissions
777, Windows cannot print to the Linux machine.
[sorry had to reformat your posting, the rest got lost;
you really should wrap long lines:]
It seems strange that the modes get reset at bootup, can't help there.
But 777 seems a bit overdone, at my site it works with more restrictive
(though default) protections like:
$ ls -ld /var/spool/lpd
drwxrwsr-x 6 lp lp 1024 Mar 6 1999 /var/spool/lpd
$ ls -ld /var/spool/lpd/dj-draft
drwxrwxr-x 2 root lp 1024 Jan 14 03:49 /var/spool/lpd/dj-draft
$ ls -l /var/spool/lpd/dj-draft
-rw------- 1 lp lp 0 Jan 14 1999 control.lp
-rw------- 1 lp lp 5 Jan 14 03:48 lp
-rw------- 1 lp lp 28 Jan 14 03:49 status.lp
-rw------- 1 lp lp 5 Jan 14 03:48 unspooler.lp
I'm using LPRng, but in /etc/smb.conf I filled in bsd like:
printing = bsd
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
guest account = nobody
invalid users = root
mind the guest account here.