[cups.general] Re: w2k/xp+samba3 pdc+cups = slow

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Tue Sep 6 04:41:24 PDT 2005

Matthias Henze wrote:
> Michael Sweet wrote:
> > Matthias Henze wrote:
> >> hi,
> >>
> >> first i've tried to use windows with ipp directly but the printjobs were
> >> kept for ever in the windows print queue. now i'm printing to
> >> networkprinters via samba. cups prints to the printers by lpr and ipp.
> >> with this setup the windows queue management works. but regardless how
> >> jobs are sent to cups, by samba or directly, printing ist extremely slow.
> >> some times it takes up to 10 minutes (!!!) to get one singel page
> >> printed.
> >
> > This is a well-known SAMBA issue - see www.samba.org for the FAQ...
> >
> thanks, for the imediate reply. i would like to bypass samba. but then there
> is the problem with the windows print queues. is there a solution for this
> issue ?
> matthias

Which samba version are you using? I think it would be worth to try the latest one,
3.0.20, which is the most stable version since months. We have no problems with printing
from Win boxes (w2k, xp, nt4) to the cups server(s); the printouts appear almost immediately.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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