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Print sharing via Windows 2000?

On Sat, 7 Oct 2006 07:36:16 -0400 (EDT)
Scott Ehrlich <scott at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> I have a network consisting of several Redhat 9 machines and a Windows 2000 box 
> with a printer physically connected to the Win2K machine.
> The goal is to share the printer, with the Win2K box as the print server, and 
> permit the Redhat9 systems to print through the Win2K box.
> What are my options?   At present, nothing new can be introduced to the 
> picture.   There can be OS changes/tweaks, but no upgrades, and no new 
> electronics.
Set the printer up as a Samba printer. 
First, you need to have Windows 2000 to enable printer sharing. 
Once you do that then from one of the Red Hat machines take a look at
the Windows 2000 system using 'smbclient -L <host>'.  The password may
be empty.
Domain=[<hostname>] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
gaf at gaf:~> smbclient -L <hostname>

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       	----      	-------
        IPC$            	IPC       	Remote IPC
        D$              	Disk      	Default share
        print$          	Disk      	Printer Drivers
        SharedDocs    Disk
        C               	Disk
        ADMIN$         Disk      	Remote Admin
        C$              	Disk      	Default share
        hppsc2200     Printer   	hp psc 2200 series
Domain=[<hostname>] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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