[cups.general] WinXP IPP Printing to CUPS

David Schlenk david-schlenk at bethel.edu
Fri Jan 14 11:12:05 PST 2005

On Jan 14, 2005, at 7:41 AM, Helge Blischke wrote:

> 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
> restart
> the samba service once a day.
We use samba 3.0.10 (with patches) but still see some problems 
particularly with complex group policies.  It might not be a samba 
specific thing, but either way, it makes printing via cifs not work 
with WXP SP2.

> 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.

With printing straight to IPP, this wouldn't work.

Anyone else tried this?
David Schlenk
Operating Systems Analyst
Bethel University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
david-schlenk at bethel.edu

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