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Host name is always LOCAL???
Authored by: marzer on Nov 17, '02 03:32:04PM


Thanks for the info. I was also getting the "cannot connect to samba server" error until I tried your suggestion--smb://workgroup;username@machinename/share. It works fine now.

I was trying smb://machinename/share, no luck. Even though that reference works fine for file sharing.

The only thing I can suggest is make sure your share name isn't more than an 8 letter single word name. I don't know if that makes a difference with MAC OS (haven't experimented) but this can affect compatibility with other older print sharing protocols. I use "HP" for my shared deskjet.


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Host name is always LOCAL???
Authored by: johram on Dec 13, '02 01:45:09PM

Thank you SOOOOOO much!

my Mac experiance was not "plug and play"
it was "plug and get mad!"

but your post helped out a lot.
my winxppro printer can now be accessed by my iBook with your hint.
what I did
1) I installed the gimp print package
2) I held down "alt-option" while selecting "add" in the printer center
3) I did the "samba share" thing and selected my lexmark z43
4) I typed in my full winxppro username including spaces and all
it works!

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