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Re: [SLUG] WFWG clients - How



On a slight deviation from this track.  Are any of your printers network
printers as opposed to LPT1 printers?  I have a network printer which the
Linux boxes will print to fine and which is being shared out by Samba on a
Linux box to my Winboxes, but the Winboxes won't print to the share, they
come back with an "unknown error".  Looking at tcpdumps of the traffic,
the nearest I can determine is that the Winbox attempting to send to the
printer prompts the Linux box to do the equivalent of an "lpq" to the
printer, which comes back with "No entries".  The "No entries" ends up as
"no entries" in the comment field of the printer definition on the Winbox
(note the case change of the first character).  Wierd.

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On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Heracles wrote:

> Terry Collins wrote:
> > 
> > I am looking to retire my Novell 4.11 server but still need to provide
> > file and print services to two WFWG clients, which will be naturally off
> > a linux server.
> > 
> > Is anyone still doing this and how?
> 
> I have recently retired a Nivell 3.12 server and set up a simple RedHat
> server in its place. It serves six different CDs to an array of WFWG
> 3.11, win95, win98SE, NT4 and win2k machines. The printers have been
> distributed about the network and all works well under samba. I am a
> beginner when it comes to samba (and NT4 and win2k) and I found it easy.
> Just follow the docs.
> 
> Stay well and happy
> Heracles
> 
> 


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