Reserved Character in deviceURI

Michael Sweet mike at
Tue Jun 12 07:27:41 PDT 2007

Janus Hove wrote:
> I'm trying to set up cups on my linux machine (client side), to print to a samba server. The problem, however, is that my password for samba contains a '#';
> smb://username:pass#word@the.samba.server/name-of-printer
> When I add this to my printers.conf (either manually or through the CUPS web-interface), it works until restart. After restart, everything in the URI is parsed as a comment. I have tried percent-encoding the '#', i.e. replacing it by %23;
> smb://username:pass%23word@the.samba.server/name-of-printer
> but to no avail..
> Any suggestions to what I might do to get my CUPS-configuration to work permenently?

What version of CUPS?

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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