Report errors and problems back to Windows clients

Florian Effenberger floeff at
Thu Aug 4 02:50:34 PDT 2005

Hi there,

my CUPS server runs fine, I can print from within Windows and Linux. However, if I stop the printer in CUPS or some other error occurs, Windows clients never get notified, neither via IPP nor via SMB printing. Windows always sends out the print job, the user thinks the job has been print, although some problem might have happened on the CUPS server.

Is it possible to report errors and problems back to Windows clients? Like having Windows giving out a printer error when the CUPS server can't print? Must be something like "don't spool and forget about the job, but instead wait from CUPS reply".

Is something like that possible?


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