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NAME

cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients

 

SYNOPSIS

cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [ -h cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] -a
cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [ -h cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] printer [ ... printer ]

 

DESCRIPTION

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.

 

OPTIONS

cupsaddsmb supports the following options:
-H samba-server

Specifies the SAMBA server which defaults to the CUPS server.
-U samba-user[%samba-password]

Specifies the SAMBA print admin username which defaults to your current username. If the username contains a percent (%) character, then the text following the percent is treated as the SAMBA password to use.
-a

Exports all known printers. Otherwise only the named printers are exported.
-h cups-server[:port]

Specifies a different CUPS server to use.
-v

Specifies that verbose information should be shown. This is useful for debugging SAMBA configuration problems.

 

SAMBA CONFIGURATION

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 the SAMBA smb.conf(5) 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

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

 

MICROSOFT POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

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 %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder for 32-bit drivers and %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\X64\3 folder for 64-bit drivers.

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, copy the 32-bit drivers to the /usr/share/cups/drivers directory and the 64-bit drivers to the /usr/share/cups/drivers/x64 directory exactly as named below:


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

Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use the lowercase filenames shown above, otherwise cupsaddsmb will fail to export the drivers.

 

CUPS POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

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, copy the 32-bit drivers to the /usr/share/cups/drivers directory and the 64-bit drivers to the /usr/share/cups/drivers/x64 directory exactly as named below:


    [Windows 2000 and higher]
    cups6.inf (from www.cups.org)
    cups6.ini (from www.cups.org)
    cupsps6.dll (from www.cups.org)
    cupsui6.dll (from www.cups.org)
    ps5ui.dll (from your Windows system)
    pscript.hlp (from your Windows system)
    pscript.ntf (from your Windows system)
    pscript5.dll (from your Windows system)

Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use the lowercase filenames shown above, otherwise cupsaddsmb will fail to export the drivers.

 

ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 95, 98, AND ME

cupsaddsmb can use the Adobe PostScript printer driver for Windows 95, 98, and ME, which are available for download from the Adobe web site (http://www.adobe.com).

The Adobe driver does not support the page-label, job-billing, or job-hold-until options.

Once you have installed the driver on a Windows system, copy the following files to the /usr/share/cups/drivers directory exactly as named below:


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

Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use the UPPERCASE filenames shown above, otherwise cupsaddsmb will fail to export the drivers.

 

KNOWN ISSUES

Getting the full set of Windows driver files should be easier.

 

SEE ALSO

smbd(8), smb.conf(5), http://localhost:631/help
http://www.cups.org/windows/

 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SAMBA CONFIGURATION
MICROSOFT POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
CUPS POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 95, 98, AND ME
KNOWN ISSUES
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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Time: 22:01:28 GMT, April 16, 2011