[kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Thu Feb 25 01:14:20 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 09:15:27PM -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
> I've actually found that the links is quite old.
> I went to the samba site and set it up as per the documentation
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/CUPS-printing.html

> On the windows computer the printer status shows as "Access denied,
> unable to connect"

I don't have an answer, but I would try three things at this point: 

- Check your Samba permissions to make sure all guests can print to
  the shares. 
- Take a look at what communication is happening with tcpdump or
- On the Windows guests, try deleting and re-adding the printer, to
  make sure your Windows clients can *still* see the printers. 

Sorry I can't be more helpful. 

I thought you could print via CUPS directly, without using Samba at
all? Maybe I am being stupid. It will work for standalone networked
printers (http://<ip address>/ipp) but maybe not for printers attached
to workstations. 


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