[cups.general] WinXP IPP Printing to CUPS

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Fri Jan 14 05:41:14 PST 2005

David Schlenk wrote:
> Apologies if this has been covered before.
> We've been using cups+samba to share network printers to our windows
> clients in a windows domain for many years. With XP SP2 we have had
> many issues with the reliability of samba, and are looking at the
> possibility of using IPP printing with windows.
> [...]

Since we use samba 3.0.x (x in [5,9]), we don't have any serious
problems with that
(our win boxes run NT4, W2K, XP, most of them with the most recent
service packs).
The only thing we encountered is that samba seems to have some memory
leaks that
cause the smbd processes to get incredilby big over time. Therefore we
the samba service once a day.

As for authentication, we use login scripts on the win boxes to silently
log the box
in to a dummy share on the samba server and thus need not care about
printing authentication
any more.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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