Re: Printing question - samba stuff
> Alan & Kerry Shrimpton(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> > Hi,
> > I know most people have their Linux box connected to the net. I have my
> > windows machine.
> > I know most people probably have their printers connected to their Linux
> > machine. I have it connected to my windows machine.
> > That is my situation and now to my real question.
> > 1. How the heck do I see my windows machine on my Linux machine?
> > 2. How do I get my Linux machine to print using my printer hardware
> > connected to my windows machine?
-- am gonna assume your pritner is working on the linux side...
both both text and postscript stuff prints fine...
to configure samba...
... make sure you have these types of stanza ...
# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
guest ok = no
printable = yes
print command = /usr/bin/lpr -r %s ; rm %s
printer = xerox
printing = BSD
read only = yes
# tom's linux-based Home directories that is accessible on WinXX
comment = Tom's Win98 Backup
; caution: Requires chmod 777 /opt/home/bklein
path = /opt/home/bklein
; need to be browsable for network neighborhood and smbclient -U# -L
browseable = yes
; public = no
writable = yes
valid users = tom
; printable = no
; create mask = 0765
# Check this config file
# testprns xerox /etc/printcap
# smbclient -U% -L localhost
# nmblookup WORKGROUP#1B
Make sure that you run smbpasswd... if the WinXX is to be able to print
to the printer connected to the linux box
linux# cd /etc/samba ; smbpasswd -a tom
-- and dont forget to fix lots-o-security issues in the samba config file
after it starts to work..
- limit access to only inside your corp lan... and not the outsideworld
> > No doubt I need to install some packages but what ones?
> apt-cache show samba - should get you started. You should have an smb
> filesystem enabled in your kernel as well
> Another one to check is
> apt-cache show xsmbrowser
> :-) HTH, YMMV, HAND :-)
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