cupsaddsmb






cupsaddsmb − export printers to samba for windows clients

cupsaddsmb [ ‐H samba‐server ] [ ‐U samba‐user ] [ ‐h cups‐
server ] [ ‐v ] ‐a
cupsaddsmb [ ‐H samba‐server ] [ ‐U samba‐user ] [ ‐h cups‐
server ] [ ‐v ] printer [ ... printer ]

cupsaddsmb exports printers to the SAMBA software (version
2.2.0 or higher) for use with Windows clients. Depending on
the SAMBA configuration, you may need to provide a password
to export the printers. This program requires the Windows
printer driver files described below.

The ‐H option specifies the SAMBA server which defaults to
the CUPS server.

The ‐U option specifies the SAMBA print admin username which
defaults to your current username.

The ‐a option exports all known printers. Otherwise only the
named printers are exported.

The ‐h option specifies a different CUPS server to use.

The ‐v option specifies that verbose information should be
shown and is useful for debugging SAMBA configuration
problems.

cupsaddsmb uses the new RPC‐based printing support in SAMBA
2.2.x to provide printer drivers and PPD files to Windows
client machines. In order to use this functionality, you
must first configure SAMBA (via the smb.conf file) to
support printing through CUPS and provide a printer driver
download share, as follows:

    [global]
     load printers = yes
     printing = cups
     printcap name = cups

    [printers]
     comment = All Printers
     path = /var/spool/samba
     browseable = no
     public = yes
     guest ok = yes
     writable = no
     printable = yes
     printer admin = root

    [print$]
     comment = Printer Drivers
     path = /etc/samba/drivers
     browseable = yes









                             ‐2‐


     guest ok = no
     read only = yes
     write list = root

This configuration assumes a FHS‐compliant installation of
SAMBA; adjust the [printers] and [print$] share paths
accordingly on your system as needed.


The base driver for Windows 2000 and higher is the Microsoft
PostScript driver, which is available on any system running
Windows 2000 or higher in the
%WINDOWS%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder.

The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Microsoft
driver since it supports the page‐label, job‐billing, and
job‐hold‐until options fully on all printers. However,
currently only Windows 2000 and higher is supported by the
Microsoft driver, so you will also need to get the Adobe
driver to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients. The Adobe
and Microsoft drivers for Windows 2000 are identical.

Once you have extracted the driver files, create a "drivers"
directory in the CUPS data directory (usually
/usr/share/cups) and copy the files exactly as named below:

    [Windows 2000 and higher]
    ps5ui.dll
    pscript.hlp
    pscript.ntf
    pscript5.dll


cupsaddsmb can use the CUPS v6 PostScript printer driver for
Windows, which is available for download from the CUPS web
site.

The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Adobe and
Microsoft drivers since it supports the page‐label, job‐
billing, and job‐hold‐until options fully on all printers.
However, currently only Windows 2000 and higher is supported
by the CUPS driver, so you will also need to get the Adobe
driver to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients.

Once you have extracted the driver files, create a "drivers"
directory in the CUPS data directory (usually
/usr/share/cups) and copy the files exactly as named below:

    [Windows 2000 and higher]
    cupsui6.dll
    cupsdrv6.dll
    ps5ui.dll
    pscript.hlp
    pscript.ntf









                             ‐3‐


    pscript5.dll


cupsaddsmb can use the Adobe PostScript printer driver for
Windows, which are available for download from the Adobe web
site (http://www.adobe.com).

The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Adobe drivers
since they support the page‐label, job‐billing, and job‐
hold‐until options fully on all printers. You can use the
Adobe drivers for Windows 9x and the CUPS drivers for
Windows 2000 and higher. The Adobe and Microsoft drivers for
Windows 2000 are identical.

Once you have extracted the driver files, create a "drivers"
directory in the CUPS data directory (usually
/usr/share/cups) and copy the files exactly as named below:

    [Windows 95, 98, and Me]
    ADFONTS.MFM
    ADOBEPS4.DRV
    ADOBEPS4.HLP
    ICONLIB.DLL
    PSMON.DLL

CUPS Software Administrators Manual,
http://localhost:631/documentation.html

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