Can't upload printer drivers to samba server

Frank Jahn frank.jahn at
Tue Nov 11 08:56:24 UTC 2003


I want Install printer drivers for my XP and Win9x Clients on my Samba

I connected as root from my XP box to my Samba server and tried to upload XP
and WIN9X printer drivers via the Add Printer Wizard to my samba server.
Only the XP driver files are copied to the Samba server, but I can't update
the XP-Drivers with newer Versions after I have copied the files via the Add
Printer Wizard to the Samba server.

The Windows 9x drivers will not be copied to the WIN40 directory of my
print$ share on the Samba Server.
XP doesn't display any error messages. Only in the samba logfile of the XP
box has the following error message:

[2003/11/10 17:36:18, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(850) XP01
( couldn't find service

I have created the following directories for driver upload in

drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096  9. Nov 19:47 W32ALPHA
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096  9. Nov 19:48 W32MIPS
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096  9. Nov 19:48 W32PPC
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 10. Nov 17:33 W32X86
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096  9. Nov 19:47 WIN40

and here is my smb.conf:

        workgroup = FRANKIESDOMAIN
        server string = Frankies Samba Server
        map to guest = Bad User
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        unix charset = ISO8859-15
        dns proxy = No
        ldap ssl = no

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        use client driver = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No
        public = yes
        guest ok = yes
        writable = no
        printer admin = root

        comment = Printer Drivers
        path = /etc/samba/drivers
        browseable = yes
        guest ok = no
        read only = yes
        write list = root

any suggestions???



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