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Sharing a Windows Box's Printer

How do I use a shared printer connected to a Windows 2000 Pro PC? I have Mandrake 8.2.

—Sam Dorrough, dorroughs@microdyne.com

Check that the printer is shared from the Windows box and that you have Samba installed on the Linux box. Then run printtool on the Linux box to set up access to the printer.

—Christopher Wingert, cwingert@cwingert.qualcomm.com

It is best to share the printer with a Windows box that has a name of eight characters or less. I have had problems with longer names of shared devices. Documentation on Samba and printers can be found at: us1.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.html.

—Felipe E. Barousse Boué, fbarousse@piensa.com

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