Long printer names don't show up in Win95

Long printer names don't show up in Win95

Post by Steve Snodgras » Thu, 20 Feb 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> I've got a problem browsing printers under Win95.  I'm using Samba 1.9.16p10
> on Solaris 2.5.1.  The system shows up fine in network neighborhood, but when
> you open it, only the printers with names of 8 characters or less show up.

Grrr... 2 minutes after I posted this, I found this in the HOWTO (which I
had already looked over once):

ATTENTION! Share names, legal across various subprotocols of SMB, cannot be
longer than eight characters. If all names in your printcap entry are longer
than that then Samba will silently skip such entry and the corresponding
printer will remain hidden to your clients. This does not apply to printer
shares specified explicitely in smb.conf (you will get complaints for names
too long but they will be there if your clients can handle them).

This is kind of irritating, is there any way to disable this?

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Long printer names don't show up in Win95

Post by Steve Snodgras » Thu, 20 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I've got a problem browsing printers under Win95.  I'm using Samba 1.9.16p10
on Solaris 2.5.1.  The system shows up fine in network neighborhood, but when
you open it, only the printers with names of 8 characters or less show up.
What do I have to configure to get everything to show up?  You can even
print to the long-named printers if you type them in, you just can't browse
them.

Here are my config files:

smb.conf:

[global]
  workgroup = FORESYSTEMS
  printing = sysv
  printcap name = /usr/local/samba/lib/printcap
  load printers = yes

[printers]
  comment = All Printers
  path = /tmp
  printable = yes
  writable = no
  public = yes
  browseable = no

printcap:

hosthwlp|
jetdirect|
jet4si|
saleslp|
pine5si|
techproplp|
pine4hp5m|
hrhp4con|
pine4hp4m|
contracts-lp|

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Long printer names don't show up in Win95

Post by Andreas Krom » Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:00:00


: ATTENTION! Share names, legal across various subprotocols of SMB, cannot be
: longer than eight characters. If all names in your printcap entry are longer
: than that then Samba will silently skip such entry and the corresponding

This makes sense, because:

BILL - a four letter word
GATES - a five letter word

So eight characters are and will ever be enough.

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