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Re: [Samba] Printer Admin Difficulties

From: Jeff Hardy <hardyjm_at_nospam>
Date: Wed May 05 2010 - 00:08:34 GMT

On 04/01/2010 05:39 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> I have been trying to setup a new print server on Fedora 12 based around
> samba-3.4.7-58.fc12.x86_64 and cups-1.4.2-28.fc12.x86_64. All looks good
> except for the ability for printer administrators to manage printers.
> Whether I specify users in a system group using the deprecated printer
> admin option, or specifically using net rpc rights and the
> SePrinterOperatorPrivilege, it does not matter. This is against an NT4
> domain on samba-3.4.2.

After a tdb wipe, I ended up with no users who can manage printers.
This at least made the behavior consistently broken. I ended up trying
samba 3.3 and 3.2 seeking some way to manage printers. Only by going
back to samba-3.2.15 built from a Fedora 10 source RPM was I able to
restore functionality by way of the printer admin option. The
SePrinterOperatorPrivilege did not seem to work in any version no matter
what I did. Surely other folks are managing printers with sambas later
than 3.2.x I would think. Anyone have any experience like this?


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