SUMMARY Solaris 2.x and MS Windows Printing

From: David Britton (
Date: Thu Apr 11 1996 - 09:56:08 CDT

Thanks to all who responded. Below find a summary of the information

Apparently, this is a problem similar to the nonfunctioning lpr in
Windows NT v3.51 (see Windows NT v3.51 Install Release Notes). SUN
has created a BUG-ID of 1245408 regarding this problem.

One solution suggested was SolarNet Lan Manager v2.0. Another was
SAMBA. I opted for SAMBA because I have previous experience with
it on the linux platform and it took me less than 20 minutes to
find on the net this morning.

I successfully compiled, installed, configured, and tested SAMBA in
less than 3 hours (a very small amount of time compared to the
time spent analyzing the problem and trying to write filters to
solve it). I'm happy to report that all my Solaris based
print servers are now accepting Postscript from PC's running
Windows for Workgroups.

Thanks to
Rob Jackard
Laura Taylor
Colin Melville


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