Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Mail Systems
Eclipse Documentation

How To Guides
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Problem Solutions
Privacy Policy




Samba HowTo Guide
Prev Home Next

Creating the [print$] Share

In order to support the uploading and downloading of printer driver files, you must first configure a file share named [print$] . The public name of this share is hard coded in the MS Windows clients. It cannot be renamed, since Windows clients are programmed to search for a service of exactly this name if they want to retrieve printer driver files.

You should modify the server's file to add the global parameters and create the [print$] file share (of course, some of the parameter values, such as path, are arbitrary and should be replaced with appropriate values for your site). See [print\$] Example.

Example20.3.[print$] Example

# members of the ntadmin group should be able to add drivers and set
# printer properties. root is implicitly always a 'printer admin'.
printer admin = @ntadmin
# ...
# ...
comment = Printer Driver Download Area
path = /etc/samba/drivers
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
write list = @ntadmin, root

Of course, you also need to ensure that the directory named by the path parameter exists on the UNIX file system.

Samba HowTo Guide
Prev Home Next

  Published under the terms fo the GNU General Public License Design by Interspire