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Samba HowTo Guide
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Windows users will need to install a local printer and then change the print to device after installation of the drivers. The print to device can then be set to the network printer on this machine.

Make sure that the directory /var/spool/samba is capable of being used as intended. The following steps must be taken to achieve this:

  • The directory must be owned by the superuser (root) user and group:

    chown root.root /var/spool/samba

  • Directory permissions should be set for public read-write with the sticky bit set as shown:

    chmod a+twrx /var/spool/samba

    The purpose of setting the sticky bit is to prevent who does not own the temporary print file from being able to take control of it with the potential for devious misuse.

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