Can not access linux printer from windows
Posted on 2002-07-21
I have a linux machine running Mandrake 8.2 and a windows machine running Windows 2000. The printer is installed on the linux machine and I am trying to access it from windows. I can access all the linux directories and files from my windows machine and even setting up 'Network Printer' on windows also went through fine but when I try to print a test page, I get this message 'Access denied, unable to connect'
Can anyone help me with this ? It looks like a user permission issue. I am logged in as 'Administrator' on windows and 'nkapoor' on linux machine but the user 'Administrator' exists on linux machine as well.
Here is partial smb.conf:
#========= Global Settings ==============
workgroup = Workgroup
server string = MandrakeLinux Samba Server %v
# 2. Printing Options:
# CHANGES TO ENABLE PRINTING ON ALL CUPS PRINTERS IN THE NETWORK
# (as cups is now used in linux-mandrake 7.2 by default)
# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
printcap name = lpstat
load printers = yes
# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups
printing = cups
# Samba 2.2 supports the Windows NT-style point-and-print feature. To
# use this, you need to be able to upload print drivers to the samba
# server. The printer admins (or root) may install drivers onto samba.
# Note that this feature uses the print$ share, so you will need to
# enable it below.
# This parameter works like domain admin group:
# printer admin = @<group> <user>
printer admin = @adm
# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
security = share
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = no
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
#=========== Share Definitions =============
path = /tmp
writeable = false
printable = true
guest ok = true