Samba printing weirdness

Samba printing weirdness

Post by soml » Sat, 24 Mar 2001 03:22:09


I'm using samba to serve printing to a bunch of Win2k boxes,
and I've
noticed that some programs running under Windows (e.g.,
generate up to three small 3-byte print jobs before sending
the real
file that needs to be printed.

These "empty" jobs contain the string "%!" followed by a
character. Their only effect (as far as I can tell) is to
slow down
printing by wasting cca. 20 seconds while they get

Other programs, like Word, don't generate these empty jobs.

Did anyone else notice this, and is there a story behind
them ?

Thanks much for your time,


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