Greetings,

I have commented out the "wins support" line, restarted samba and
added the printer with the slow driver. No difference in performance.
I also tried moving "wins" to the end of the name resolve order, also
no difference.

I'd rather not bring the Internet to a halt by sending around the 987k
log file, but those wishing to see it can go to:

http://www.brightsands.com/~chris/log.bz2

Anyone have any thoughts? --Chris

| Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:40:27 -0600
| From: Dale Schroeder
| To: ccaldwell@suscom-maine.net
| Subject: Re: [Samba] Non-registry problem: Slow printing
|
| It may have nothing to do with your printing problem, but you should
| never have both "wins support" and "wins server" in the same smb.conf.
| If this system is the WINS server, then use "wins support". If another
| system is the WINS server, then use "wins server". This might be
| significant since wins is listed first in "name resolve order" and a lot
| of network printers now come with WINS support.
|
| I don't know a thing about lprng printing (CUPS exclusively), so I can't
| help you there. The logs may be necessary.
|
| ccaldwell@suscom-maine.net wrote:
| > I have a client running samba-3.0.24 with mostly Windows-XP clients.
| > They can print to some printers (those with drivers provided by Microsoft)
| > without problem.
| >
| > They can also print to printers with vendor supplied printer drivers
| > but they end up waiting up to 30 seconds just to select the printer.
| > There is a similar wait when adding the printer to the list of printers
| > the XP client knows about.
| >
| > This does not appear to be the much discussed registry problem, as
| > we have repeatedly removed these registry entries and, though they come
| > back, there is no performance improvement. Also, when people have
| > described the registry problem they have not said that it was driver
| > dependent. Furthermore, as I understand the registry problem, it occurs
| > when there are non-existant printers listed ... which there are not in
| > our case.
| >
| > There is no firewall between the client and the server except that which
| > Microsoft provides, and we still have the problem with that completely
| > disabled.
| >
| > Here is my smb.conf:
| >
| > [global]
| > workgroup = FUZZBALL
| > netbios name = fzb3
| > netbios aliases = fzb3
| > server string = fzb3
| > bind interfaces only = true
| > interfaces = eth0
| > null passwords = Yes
| > security = SHARE
| > guest account = guest
| > lanman auth = No
| > client lanman auth = No
| > client plaintext auth = No
| > socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
| > local master = yes
| > prefered master = yes
| > log level = 3
| > log file = /usr/local/samba/log.%m
| > *name resolve order = wins bcast host*
| > deadtime = 1
| > printcap cache time = 750
| > printcap name = /etc/printcap
| > domain logons = No
| > #domain logons = yes
| > *wins support = yes*
| > local master = No
| > dns proxy = No
| > *wins server = 10.1.1.1*
| > ldap ssl = no
| > path = /var/tmp/samba%S
| > admin users = root, guest
| > printer admin = root, guest
| > guest ok = Yes
| > guest only = Yes
| > hosts allow = 10.1.0.0/10 127.0.0.1
| > hosts deny = 0.0.0.0/0
| > printable = Yes
| > printing = lprng
| > print command = /usr/bin/lpr -Fl -r -P%p %s
| > lpq command = /bin/true
| > lprm command = /bin/true
| > lppause command = /bin/true
| > lpresume command = /bin/true
| > queuepause command = /bin/true
| > queueresume command = /bin/true
| > use client driver = Yes
| > show add printer wizard = no
| > disable spoolss = yes
| > max log size = 0
| >
| > [printers]
| >
| > [cr1000]
| > print command = lpr -Fl -r -P%p %s
| > comment = HPX, Cole 0, C205
| > printer = cr1000
| > printable = yes
| > browseable = yes
| > guest ok = Yes
| > guest only = Yes
| > public = yes
| > writable = no
| > path = /var/spool/samba/cr1000
| >
| > Does anybody have any ideas here? The packet traces and samba log files
| > indicate that the PC is sending many transactions which are failing
| > but I am inexpert at decoding exactly what is wrong with them. I can
| > include log files, but I am wondering if anyone knows of anything off the
| > top of their head?
| >
| > All my web searches to date have revealed the registry issue but nothing
| > beyond that.
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