I, too, get this error. My previous post on c.u.s.m did not generate any
answers, either. I've checked both my and SCO's SSL-TA's and Microsoft's
KnowledgeBase (since it's MS NT code at work) and found nothing.
In my case the problem is actually intermittent on multiple printers for
root and for users. I have the "free" AFPS single-user version, so I
suspect there's some user-license issue when the AFPS goes to pick up the
printer resource; perhaps the license is still in use (or at least shows to
be in use). When I run "elfread -o -d system" I see references to
exceeding the licenses, but not to match the number of NetUseAdd failures,
though the log does say "at least one client connection was rejected by the
I'm not sure that this is the problem, however, since I can get a failure
on a single job by itself when no other APFS activity is occurring. I can,
as root, spool a file multiple times to a printer and get them all to go,
so I don't see a timing issue at work. As root or a user I can spool
multiple jobs and see some fail and some go. In other words I cannot see a
consistent pattern. I would understand the first job going and subsequent
jobs failing until the first job is well and truly gone (thus releasing the
license), but I do not see that specific behavior. I could try to account
system load from the time of lp submission to the actual NetUseAdd event,
such that a job completes and closes before the next connection is
requested, but that assumes the lp/AFPS will negotiate concurrent
connections to the same server and service.
I also see browser errors, but again they do not seem to point to
consistent servers or match servers where printers are attached.
The problem with the server log is that I can spool a buttload of jobs,
generate the failure, but nothing shows up in the event log. If the
licensing issue were the issue, then I should be able to generate an event
in the log at will. I cannot.
Since the answer may be hidden deep in the AFPS online docs and there's no
ready answer forthcoming here it may be time to read the entire AFPS docset
(shocking concept I know; I've been avoiding it as there are other things
to be done here as well). Once we've/I've gone through that perhaps there
will be better insight.
In closing I suspect this is related to the number of licenses but that
there's some level of detail about which we are not aware. The big hole I
see here is that the event log is not updated with the errors at will (I
generate the errors but the event log is quiet about licenses rejections or
Like you, I'd like to hear from the big guns about this one.
Scot Harkins (KA5KDU) | Systems Administrator, Thurman Ind, Bothell, WA
North Bend, WA | Native Texan. Proud daddy and husband!
> I _know_ this must be a permissions problem, but am unsure where to
> I have a printer, physically attached to a Win95 PC. The Win95 PC and a
> OS5 box are networked with TCP/IP. I just installed the advanced file &
> print server on the OS5, configured the network printer on the Win95 PC
> through SCO's print administrator. Print a few test jobs and it works
> I am logged in as root.
> Now I log in as john, my normal user mode, and I cannot print... here is
> copy of the email the lp server sends me..
> Subject: Status of lp request dj-61
> Your request dj-61 destined for dj
> encountered an error while printing on printer dj.
> Printing stopped with an exit code of 1.
> Reason for failure:
> /usr/spool/lp/admins/lp/interfaces/dj: Cant open configuration file for
> not found
> stty: tcgetattr failed: Inappropriate I/O control operation (error 25)
> Error from NetUseAdd - 53
> The network path was not found, or the local server is not running.
> Please, if anyone has ideas or answers please reply, and if possible echo
> | | John 'Hemo' Hiemenz
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