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Host name is always LOCAL???
Authored by: nirtaki on Apr 13, '03 06:03:51AM

that's unfortunately exactly the problem i have :-(. i'm obviously not able to tell the printcenter to address a networkprinter instead of local one - no matter what i do.

i tried the following urls, hoping that one of them would finally work (which they didn't):
smb://Servernampe/pintername
smb://workgroup;username@Servername/printername
smb://username:password@Workgroup/Servername/printername.

my main question is: do i need to have an account on the computer that's sharing the printer? i don't have an account on it and noone else in "my" network has and is still able to print to this printer - but they admittedly use either windows or linux. or do i have to enter my username and my password for the local network?

another question: do i need to install gimp-print? i so far didn't bother, 'cause i get the option "windows printer via samba" and an implemented cups should do the job as well on a mac-box as on a linux-box.

any ideas, comments and even grey theory on how cups and samba work on osx are very, very, very welcome, 'cause i simply don't understand what's happening here and why the printcenter refuses to recognise the correct path to the printer.

thanks very much in advance!



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Host name is always LOCAL???
Authored by: miafya on May 23, '03 04:04:25PM

I was getting the same problem -- the "Could not connect to SAMBA host" error message. No matter what combination of URI that I used, nothing worked.

The solution for me was to change my printer share name in XP so that it was less than 8 characters, with no spaces. I'm using smb://username@host/printername



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