cupsaddsmb(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients  

SYNOPSIS

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 ]  

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.

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.  

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 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
        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 %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

 

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, 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
    pscript5.dll

 

ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

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
 

SEE ALSO

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 1993-2004 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.