Section 7.12. Printing Parameters


7.12. Printing Parameters

Some people would claim that printing should take a back seat to file serving or authentication services, but Samba proves that its support for the Windows printing model is not second-rate. We have shown that Samba is able to export Unix printers to Windows clients and help enable Unix clients to print to Windows print servers. And once Samba is configured for central driver management and p-n-p, only a trained eye can detect the differences between a Samba print server and a Windows one from a client's perspective.

Table 7-5 concludes this chapter with a reference of all the printing-related smb.conf parameters that we have discussed.

Table 7-5. smb.conf printing-related options

Parameter

Value

Description

Default

Scope

add printer command

string

External script called by Samba upon receiving an AddPrinter( ) or SetPrinter( ) request from a client.

None

Global

cups options

string

List of comma-separated options to be passed onto the CUPS library when printing a document.

None

Global

cups server

string

Name or IP address of the host running the cupsd daemon.

See CUPS client.conf

Global

default devmode

boolean

Instructs smbd to generate a generic DeviceMode for the print share.

no

Share

delete printer command

string

External script called by Samba upon receiving a request to remove a printer from the server.

None

Global

disable spoolss

boolean

Determines whether Samba should support the RPC printing protocol used by Windows NT-based client.

no

Global

force printername

boolean

Determines whether Samba should disallow storing the printer name as a separate attributer separate from the share name.

no

Share

load printers

boolean

Determines whether smbd should create print services for all entries in the printcap name file when starting, assuming that a valid [printers] share has been defined.

yes

Global

lpq cache time

integer

Integer value representing the time in seconds that a queue cache tdb should be considered valid.

30

Share

max print jobs

integer

Places an upper limit on the number of jobs that are allowed in a the print queue at any given time.

0

Share

max reported print jobs

integer

Places an upper limit on the number of jobs in a queue that are reported to clients at any given time.

0

Share

min print space

integer

An integer value defining the amount of free space in kilobytes that must be present in order for Samba to accept a new print job for this queue.

0

Share

path

string

When used in the context of a print share, this parameter defines the directory used to store jobs as they are being spooled from clients.

/tmp

Share

print ok

boolean

Defines the service as being a print share.

no

Share

printcap cache time

integer

Integer value specifying the interval in seconds used to poll the printcap name file for new or deleted printer entries.

750

Global

printcap name

string

Defines the file or service used to obtain a list of valid printers on the system.

Determined at compile time

Global

printer name

string

The name used to derive the value for the %p printing variable.

%S

Share

printing

enum

Defines the type of printing used for a specific file share. The available printing types are SYSV, AIX, HPUX, BSD, QNX, PLP, LPRNG, CUPS.

Determined at compile time

Share

use client driver

boolean

Determines whether Samba should map requests for administrative access to a printer to a lesser privilege value.

no

Share





Using Samba
Using Samba: A File and Print Server for Linux, Unix & Mac OS X, 3rd Edition
ISBN: 0596007698
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 135

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