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    samba print share inaccessible

    I'm trying to set up a network printer share through samba. I enabled "guest ok" in the smb.conf file for the printers:

    Code:
    [printers]
       comment = All Printers
       browseable = no
       path = /var/spool/samba
       printable = yes
       guest ok = yes
       read only = yes
       create mask = 0700
    and so now I can actually see the printer on my samba network. But when I set the authentication details and click "verify" I get a print share inaccessible error.

    Searching the net for solutions, I discovered that one bug is the printer name can't contain spaces. So I changed the printer name so that it has the following samba address:

    Code:
    smb://WORKGROUP/PRIVATE-TVROOM/BrotherHL2140series
    Of course I restarted samba and tried again to verify authentication, but it failed again with the same print share inaccessible error.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    P.S. I'm running Linux Mint 13 64-bit MATE on both host and client.
    Last edited by Artificial Intelligence; March 21st, 2013 at 05:45 PM. Reason: added prefix

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    Re: samba print share inaccessible

    gordintoronto,

    Good idea to check that article, but unfortunately it did not fix the problem. I followed its instructions, but still I cannot access the printer through SAMBA.

    Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks!

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    Re: samba print share inaccessible

    Your previous efforts might be interfering. In my experience, you install Samba, but you only think about "printers."

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