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1 <?xml version = '1.0' encoding = 'UTF-8'?>
2 <!-- $Header$ -->
3 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 <guide link="quick-samba-howto.xml">
5 <title>Gentoo Samba3/CUPS/Clam AV HOWTO</title>
6 <author title="Author">
7 <mail link="daff at dword dot org">Andreas "daff" Ntaflos</mail>
8 </author>
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="joshua@sungentoo.homeunix.com">Joshua Preston</mail>
11 </author>
12
13 <abstract>
14 Setup, install and configure a Samba Server under Gentoo that shares
15 files, printers without the need to install drivers and provides
16 automatic virus scanning.
17 </abstract>
18
19 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
20 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
21 <license/>
22
23 <version>1.3</version>
24 <date>May 18, 2004</date>
25
26 <chapter>
27 <title>Introduction to this HOWTO</title>
28 <section>
29 <title>Purpose</title>
30 <body>
31
32 <p>
33 This HOWTO is designed to help you move a network from many different
34 clients speaking different languages, to many different machines that
35 speak a common language. The ultimate goal is to help differing
36 architectures and technologies, come together in a productive,
37 happily coexisting environment.
38 </p>
39
40 <p>
41 Following the directions outlined in this HOWTO should give you an
42 excellent step towards a peaceful cohabitation between Windows, and
43 virtually all known variations of *nix.
44 </p>
45
46 <p>
47 This HOWTO originally started not as a HOWTO, but as a FAQ. It was
48 intended to explore the functionality and power of the Gentoo system,
49 portage and the flexibility of USE flags. Like so many other projects,
50 it was quickly discovered what was missing in the Gentoo realm: there
51 weren't any Samba HOWTO's catered for Gentoo users. These users are
52 more demanding than most; they require performance, flexibility and
53 customization. This does not however imply that this HOWTO was not
54 intended for other distributions; rather that it was designed to work
55 with a highly customized version of Samba.
56 </p>
57
58 <p>
59 This HOWTO will describe how to share files and printers between Windows
60 PCs and *nix PCs. It will also demonstrate the use of the VFS (Virtual
61 File System) feature of Samba to incorporate automatic virus protection.
62 As a finale, it will show you how to mount and manipulate shares.
63 </p>
64
65 <p>
66 There are a few topics that will be mentioned, but are out of the
67 scope of this HOWTO. These will be noted as they are presented.
68 </p>
69
70 <p>
71 This HOWTO is based on a compilation and merge of an excellent HOWTO
72 provided in the <uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org">Gentoo forums</uri>
73 by Andreas "daff" Ntaflos and the collected knowledge of Joshua Preston.
74 The link to this discussion is provided below for your reference:
75 </p>
76
77 <ul>
78 <li>
79 <uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=110931">HOWTO
80 CUPS+Samba: printing from Windows &amp; Linux</uri>
81 </li>
82 </ul>
83
84 </body>
85 </section>
86 <section>
87 <title>Before you use this guide</title>
88 <body>
89
90 <p>
91 There are a several other guides for setting up CUPS and/or Samba, please read
92 them as well, as they may tell you things left out of this HOWTO (intentional
93 or otherwise). One such document is the very useful and well written <uri
94 link="/doc/en/printing-howto.xml">Gentoo Printing Guide</uri>, as configuration
95 issues and specific printer setup is not discussed here.
96 </p>
97
98 </body>
99 </section>
100 <section>
101 <title>Brief Overview</title>
102 <body>
103
104 <p>
105 After presenting the various USE flags, the following list will outline
106 all of the topics covered as they are presented:
107 </p>
108
109 <ul>
110 <li>On the Samba server:
111 <ul>
112 <li>Install and configure CLAM-AV</li>
113 <li>Install and configure Samba</li>
114 <li>Install and configure CUPS</li>
115 <li>Adding the printer to CUPS</li>
116 <li>Adding the PS drivers for the Windows clients</li>
117 </ul>
118 </li>
119 <li>On the Unix clients:
120 <ul>
121 <li>Install and configure CUPS</li>
122 <li>Configuring a default printer</li>
123 <li>Mounting a Windows or Samba share</li>
124 </ul>
125 </li>
126 <li>On the Windows Clients:
127 <ul>
128 <li>Configuring the printer</li>
129 <li>Accessing Samba shares</li>
130 </ul>
131 </li>
132 </ul>
133
134 </body>
135 </section>
136 <section>
137 <title>Requirements</title>
138 <body>
139
140 <p>
141 We will need the following:
142 </p>
143
144 <ul>
145 <li>net-fs/samba</li>
146 <li>net-mail/clamav</li>
147 <li>net-print/cups</li>
148 <li>net-print/foomatic</li>
149 <li>net-print/hpijs (if you have an HP printer)</li>
150 <li>A kernel of sorts (preferably 2.4.24+ or 2.6.x)</li>
151 <li>A printer (PS or non-PS, maybe not TOO new or fancy)</li>
152 <li>
153 A working network (home/office/etc) consisting of more than one machine)
154 </li>
155 </ul>
156
157 <p>
158 The main package we use here is net-fs/samba, however, you will need
159 a kernel with smbfs support enabled in order to mount a samba or windows
160 share from another computer. CUPS will be emerged if it is not already.
161 net-mail/clamav will be used also, but others should be easily adapted
162 to work with Samba.
163 </p>
164
165 </body>
166 </section>
167 </chapter>
168
169 <chapter>
170 <title>Getting acquainted with Samba</title>
171 <section>
172 <title>The USE Flags</title>
173 <body>
174
175 <p>
176 Before emerging anything, take a look at the various USE flags
177 available to Samba.
178 </p>
179
180 <pre caption="Samba uses the following USE Variables:">
181 kerberos mysql xml acl cups ldap pam readline python oav
182 </pre>
183
184 <p>
185 Depending on the network topology and the specific requirements of
186 the server, the USE flags outlined below will define what to include or
187 exclude from the emerging of Samba.
188 </p>
189
190 <table>
191 <tr>
192 <th><b>USE flag</b></th>
193 <th>Description</th>
194 </tr>
195 <tr>
196 <th><b>kerberos</b></th>
197 <ti>
198 Include support for Kerberos. The server will need this if it is
199 intended to join an existing domain or Active Directory. See the note
200 below for more information.
201 </ti>
202 </tr>
203 <tr>
204 <th><b>mysql</b></th>
205 <ti>
206 This will allow Samba to use MySQL in order to do password authentication.
207 It will store ACLs, usernames, passwords, etc in a database versus a
208 flat file. If Samba is needed to do password authentication, such as
209 acting as a password validation server or a Primary Domain Controller
210 (PDC).
211 </ti>
212 </tr>
213 <tr>
214 <th><b>xml</b></th>
215 <ti>
216 The xml USE option for Samba provides a password database backend allowing
217 Samba to store account details in XML files, for the same reasons listed in
218 the mysql USE flag description.
219 </ti>
220 </tr>
221 <tr>
222 <th><b>acl</b></th>
223 <ti>
224 Enables Access Control Lists. The ACL support in Samba uses a patched
225 ext2/ext3, or SGI's XFS in order to function properly as it extends more
226 detailed access to files or directories; much more so than typical *nix
227 GID/UID schemas.
228 </ti>
229 </tr>
230 <tr>
231 <th><b>cups</b></th>
232 <ti>
233 This enables support for the Common Unix Printing System. This
234 provides an interface allowing local CUPS printers to be shared to
235 other systems in the network.
236 </ti>
237 </tr>
238 <tr>
239 <th><b>ldap</b></th>
240 <ti>
241 Enables the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). If Samba is
242 expected to use Active Directory, this option must be used. This would
243 be used in the event Samba needs to login to or provide login to
244 a Domain/Active Directory Server. The kerberos USE flag is needed for
245 proper functioning of this option.
246 </ti>
247 </tr>
248 <tr>
249 <th><b>pam</b></th>
250 <ti>
251 Include support for pluggable authentication modules (PAM). This
252 provides the ability to authenticate users on the Samba Server, which is
253 required if users have to login to your server. The kerberos USE flag
254 is recommended along with this option.
255 </ti>
256 </tr>
257 <tr>
258 <th><b>readline</b></th>
259 <ti>
260 Link Samba again libreadline. This is highly recommended and should
261 probably not be disabled
262 </ti>
263 </tr>
264 <tr>
265 <th><b>python</b></th>
266 <ti>
267 Python bindings API. Provides an API that will allow Python to
268 interface with Samba.
269 </ti>
270 </tr>
271 <tr>
272 <th><b>oav</b></th>
273 <ti>
274 Provides on-access scanning of Samba shares with FRISK F-Prot
275 Daemon, Kaspersky AntiVirus, OpenAntiVirus.org ScannerDaemon, Sophos Sweep
276 (SAVI), Symantec CarrierScan, and Trend Micro (VSAPI).
277 </ti>
278 </tr>
279 </table>
280
281 <p>
282 A couple of things worth mentioning about the USE flags and different
283 Samba functions include:
284 </p>
285
286 <ul>
287 <li>
288 ACLs on ext2/3 are implemented through extended attributes (EAs). EA and
289 ACL kernel options for ext2 and/or ext3 will need to be enabled
290 (depending on which file system is being used - both can be enabled).
291 </li>
292 <li>
293 While Active Directory, ACL, and PDC functions are out of the intended
294 scope of this HOWTO, you may find these links as helpful to your cause:
295 <ul>
296 <li><uri>http://www.bluelightning.org/linux/samba_acl_howto/</uri></li>
297 <li><uri>http://open-projects.linuxcare.com/research-papers/winbind-08162000.html</uri></li>
298 <li><uri>http://www.wlug.org.nz/HowtoSamba3AndActiveDirectory</uri></li>
299 </ul>
300 </li>
301 </ul>
302
303 </body>
304 </section>
305 </chapter>
306
307 <chapter>
308 <title>Server Software Installation</title>
309 <section>
310 <title>Emerging Samba</title>
311 <body>
312
313 <p>
314 First of all: be sure that all your hostnames resolve correctly.
315 Either have a working domain name system running on your network
316 or appropriate entries in your <path>/etc/hosts</path> file.
317 <c>cupsaddsmb</c> often borks if hostnames don't point to the correct
318 machines.
319 </p>
320
321 <p>
322 Hopefully now you can make an assessment of what you'll actually need in
323 order to use Samba with your particular setup. The setup used for this
324 HOWTO is:
325 </p>
326
327 <ul>
328 <li>oav</li>
329 <li>cups</li>
330 <li>readline</li>
331 <li>pam</li>
332 </ul>
333
334 <p>
335 To optimize performance, size and the time of the build, the
336 USE flags are specifically included or excluded.
337 </p>
338
339 <pre caption="Emerge Samba">
340 <comment>(Note the USE flags!)</comment>
341 # <i>USE=&quot;oav readline cups pam -python -ldap -kerberos -xml -acl -mysql&quot; emerge net-fs/samba</i>
342 </pre>
343
344 <note>
345 The following archs will need to add <e>~</e> to their <e>KEYWORDS</e>: x86,
346 ppc, sparc, hppa, ia64 and alpha
347 </note>
348
349 <p>
350 This will emerge Samba and CUPS (if CUPS is not already emerged).
351 </p>
352
353 </body>
354 </section>
355 <section>
356 <title>Emerging Clam AV</title>
357 <body>
358
359 <p>
360 Because the <e>oav</e> USE flag only provides an interface to allow on access
361 virus scanning, the actual virus scanner must be emerged. The scanner
362 used in this HOWTO is Clam AV.
363 </p>
364
365 <pre caption="Emerge clam-av">
366 # <i>emerge net-mail/clamav</i>
367 </pre>
368
369 </body>
370 </section>
371 <section>
372 <title>Emerging foomatic</title>
373 <body>
374
375 <pre caption="Emerge foomatic">
376 # <i>emerge net-print/foomatic</i>
377 </pre>
378
379 </body>
380 </section>
381 <section>
382 <title>Emerging net-print/hpijs</title>
383 <body>
384
385 <p>
386 You only need to emerge this if you use an HP printer.
387 </p>
388
389 <pre caption="Emerge hpijs">
390 # <i>emerge net-print/hpijs</i>
391 </pre>
392
393 </body>
394 </section>
395 </chapter>
396
397 <chapter>
398 <title>Server Configuration</title>
399 <section>
400 <title>Configuring Samba</title>
401 <body>
402
403 <p>
404 The main Samba configuration file is <path>/etc/samba/smb.conf</path>.
405 It is divided in sections indicated by [sectionname]. Comments are either
406 # or ;. A sample <path>smb.conf</path> is included below with comments and
407 suggestions for modifications. If more details are required, see the
408 man page for <path>smb.conf</path>, the installed
409 <path>smb.conf.example</path>, the Samba Web site or any of the
410 numerous Samba books available.
411 </p>
412
413 <pre caption="A Sample /etc/samba/smb.conf">
414 [global]
415 <comment># Replace MYWORKGROUPNAME with your workgroup/domain</comment>
416 workgroup = <comment>MYWORKGROUPNAME</comment>
417 <comment># Of course this has no REAL purpose other than letting
418 # everyone know its not Windows!
419 # %v prints the version of Samba we are using.</comment>
420 server string = Samba Server %v
421 <comment># We are going to use cups, so we are going to put it in here ;-)</comment>
422 printcap name = cups
423 printing = cups
424 load printers = yes
425 <comment># We want a log file and we do not want it to get bigger than 50kb.</comment>
426 log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
427 max log size = 50
428 <comment># We are going to set some options for our interfaces...</comment>
429 socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
430 <comment># This is a good idea, what we are doing is binding the
431 # samba server to our local network.
432 # For example, if eth0 is our local network device</comment>
433 interfaces = lo <i>eth0</i>
434 bind interfaces only = yes
435 <comment># Now we are going to specify who we allow, we are afterall
436 # very security conscience, since this configuration does
437 # not use passwords!</comment>
438 hosts allow = 127.0.0.1 <i>192.168.1.0/24</i>
439 hosts deny = 0.0.0.0/0
440 <comment># Other options for this are USER, DOMAIN, ADS, and SERVER
441 # The default is user</comment>
442 security = share
443 <comment># No passwords, so we're going to use a guest account!</comment>
444 guest account = samba
445 guest ok = yes
446 <comment># We now will implement the on access virus scanner.
447 # NOTE: By putting this in our [Global] section, we enable
448 # scanning of ALL shares, you could optionally move
449 # these to a specific share and only scan it.</comment>
450 vfs object = /usr/lib/samba/vfs/vscan-clamav.so
451 vfs options = config-file = /etc/samba/vscan-clamav.conf
452
453 <comment># Now we setup our print drivers information!</comment>
454 [print$]
455 comment = Printer Drivers
456 path = /etc/samba/printer <comment># this path holds the driver structure</comment>
457 guest ok = no
458 browseable = yes
459 read only = yes
460 <comment># Modify this to "username,root" if you don't want root to
461 # be the only printer admin)</comment>
462 write list = <i>root</i>
463
464 <comment># Now we'll setup a printer to share, while the name is arbitrary
465 # it should be consistent throughout Samba and CUPS!</comment>
466 [HPDeskJet930C]
467 comment = HP DeskJet 930C Network Printer
468 printable = yes
469 path = /var/spool/samba
470 public = yes
471 guest ok = yes
472 <comment># Modify this to "username,root" if you don't want root to
473 # be the only printer admin)</comment>
474 printer admin = <i>root</i>
475
476 <comment># Now we setup our printers share. This should be
477 # browseable, printable, public.</comment>
478 [printers]
479 comment = All Printers
480 browseable = yes
481 printable = yes
482 public = yes
483 guest ok = yes
484 path = /var/spool/samba
485 <comment># Modify this to "username,root" if you don't want root to
486 # be the only printer admin)</comment>
487 printer admin = <i>root</i>
488
489 <comment># We create a new share that we can read/write to from anywhere
490 # This is kind of like a public temp share, anyone can do what
491 # they want here.</comment>
492 [public]
493 comment = Public Files
494 browseable = yes
495 public = yes
496 create mode = 0766
497 guest ok = yes
498 path = /home/samba/public
499 </pre>
500
501 <warn>
502 If you like to use Samba's guest account to do anything concerning
503 printing from Windows clients: don't set <c>guest only = yes</c> in
504 the <c>[global]</c> section. The guest account seems to cause
505 problems when running <c>cupsaddsmb</c> sometimes when trying to
506 connect from Windows machines. See below, too, when we talk about
507 <c>cupsaddsmb</c> and the problems that can arise. Use a dedicated
508 printer user, like <c>printeruser</c> or <c>printer</c> or
509 <c>printme</c> or whatever. It doesn't hurt and it will certainly
510 protect you from a lot of problems.
511 </warn>
512
513 <p>
514 Now create the directories required for the minimum configuration of
515 Samba to share the installed printer throughout the network.
516 </p>
517
518 <pre caption="Create the directories">
519 # <i>mkdir /etc/samba/printer</i>
520 # <i>mkdir /var/spool/samba</i>
521 # <i>mkdir /home/samba/public</i>
522 </pre>
523
524 <p>
525 At least one Samba user is required in order to install the printer
526 drivers and to allow users to connect to the printer. Users must
527 exist in the system's <path>/etc/passwd</path> file.
528 </p>
529
530 <pre caption="Creating the users">
531 # <i>smbpasswd -a root</i>
532
533 <comment>(If another user is to be a printer admin)</comment>
534 # <i>smbpasswd -a username</i>
535 </pre>
536
537 <p>
538 The Samba passwords need not be the same as the system passwords
539 in <path>/etc/passwd</path>.
540 </p>
541
542 </body>
543 </section>
544 <section>
545 <title>Configuring Clam AV</title>
546 <body>
547
548 <p>
549 The configuration file specified to be used in <path>smb.conf</path> is
550 <path>/etc/samba/vscan-clamav.conf</path>. While these options are set
551 to the defaults, the infected file action may need to be changed.
552 </p>
553
554 <pre caption="/etc/samba/vscan-clamav.conf">
555 [samba-vscan]
556 <comment>; run-time configuration for vscan-samba using
557 ; clamd
558 ; all options are set to default values</comment>
559
560 <comment>; do not scan files larger than X bytes. If set to 0 (default),
561 ; this feature is disable (i.e. all files are scanned)</comment>
562 max file size = 0
563
564 <comment>; log all file access (yes/no). If set to yes, every access will
565 ; be logged. If set to no (default), only access to infected files
566 ; will be logged</comment>
567 verbose file logging = no
568
569 <comment>; if set to yes (default), a file will be scanned while opening</comment>
570 scan on open = yes
571 <comment>; if set to yes, a file will be scanned while closing (default is yes)</comment>
572 scan on close = yes
573
574 <comment>; if communication to clamd fails, should access to file denied?
575 ; (default: yes)</comment>
576 deny access on error = yes
577
578 <comment>; if daemon fails with a minor error (corruption, etc.),
579 ; should access to file denied?
580 ; (default: yes)</comment>
581 deny access on minor error = yes
582
583 <comment>; send a warning message via Windows Messenger service
584 ; when virus is found?
585 ; (default: yes)</comment>
586 send warning message = yes
587
588 <comment>; what to do with an infected file
589 ; quarantine: try to move to quantine directory; delete it if moving fails
590 ; delete: delete infected file
591 ; nothing: do nothing</comment>
592 infected file action = <comment>delete</comment>
593
594 <comment>; where to put infected files - you really want to change this!
595 ; it has to be on the same physical device as the share!</comment>
596 quarantine directory = /tmp
597 <comment>; prefix for files in quarantine</comment>
598 quarantine prefix = vir-
599
600 <comment>; as Windows tries to open a file multiple time in a (very) short time
601 ; of period, samba-vscan use a last recently used file mechanism to avoid
602 ; multiple scans of a file. This setting specified the maximum number of
603 ; elements of the last recently used file list. (default: 100)</comment>
604 max lru files entries = 100
605
606 <comment>; an entry is invalidated after lru file entry lifetime (in seconds).
607 ; (Default: 5)</comment>
608 lru file entry lifetime = 5
609
610 <comment>; socket name of clamd (default: /var/run/clamd)</comment>
611 clamd socket name = /var/run/clamd
612 </pre>
613
614 <p>
615 It is generally a good idea to start the virus scanner immediately. Add
616 it to the <e>default</e> runlevel and then start the <c>clamd</c> service immediately.
617 </p>
618
619 <pre caption="Add clamd to bootup and start it">
620 # <i>rc-update add clamd default</i>
621 # <i>/etc/init.d/clamd start</i>
622 </pre>
623
624 </body>
625 </section>
626 <section>
627 <title>Configuring CUPS</title>
628 <body>
629
630 <p>
631 This is a little more complicated. CUPS' main config file is
632 <path>/etc/cups/cupsd.conf</path>. It's structure is similar to Apache's
633 <path>httpd.conf</path> file, so many you may find it familiar. Outlined
634 in the example are the directives that need to be changed:
635 </p>
636
637 <pre caption="/etc/cups/cupsd.conf">
638 ServerName <i>PrintServer</i> <comment># your printserver name</comment>
639 ServerAdmin <i>root@PrintServer</i> <comment># the person for printer-related hate-mail, eg you</comment>
640
641 AccessLog /var/log/cups/access_log <comment># probably doesn't need changing</comment>
642 ErrorLog /var/log/cups/error_log <comment># doesn't really need changing either</comment>
643
644 LogLevel debug <comment># only while isntalling and testing, should later be
645 # changed to 'info'</comment>
646
647 MaxClients 100 <comment># I've had to set this to 1000000000 or so because some time back,
648 # there seemed to be a bug in CUPS' controlling of the web interface,
649 # making CUPS think a denial of service attack was in progress when
650 # I tried to configure a printer with the web interface. weird.</comment>
651
652 BrowseAddress @IF(<i>eth0</i>) <comment># Change this to your internal net interface</comment>
653
654 &lt;Location /&gt;
655 Order Deny,Allow
656 Deny From All
657 Allow From <i>192.168.1.*</i> <comment># the addresses of your internel network
658 # eg 192.168.1.* will allow connections from any host on
659 # the 192.168.1.0 network. change to whatever suits you</comment>
660 &lt;/Location&gt;
661
662 &lt;Location /admin&gt;
663 AuthType Basic
664 AuthClass System
665 Allow From <i>192.168.1.*</i> <comment># same as above, allow any host on the
666 # 192.168.1.0 network to connect and do
667 # administrative tasks after authenticating</comment>
668 Order Deny,Allow
669 Deny From All
670 &lt;/Location&gt;
671 </pre>
672
673 <p>
674 Edit <path>/etc/cups/mime.convs</path> to uncomment some lines.
675 The changes to <path>mime.convs</path> and <path>mime.types</path> are
676 needed to make CUPS print Microsoft Office document files.
677 </p>
678
679 <pre caption="/etc/cups/mime.convs">
680 <comment>(The following line is found near the end of the file. Uncomment it)</comment>
681 application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0
682 </pre>
683
684 <p>
685 Edit <path>/etc/cups/mime.convs</path> to uncomment some lines.
686 </p>
687
688 <pre caption="/etc/cups/mime.types">
689 <comment>(The following line is found near the end of the file. Uncomment it)</comment>
690 application/octet-stream
691 </pre>
692
693 <p>
694 CUPS needs to be started on boot, and started immediately.
695 </p>
696
697 <pre caption="Setting up the CUPS service" >
698 <comment>(To start CUPS on boot)</comment>
699 # <i>rc-update add cupsd default</i>
700 <comment>(To start CUPS if it isn't started)</comment>
701 # <i>/etc/init.d/cupsd start</i>
702 <comment>(If CUPS is already started we'll need to restart it!)</comment>
703 # <i>/etc/init.d/cupsd restart</i>
704 </pre>
705
706 </body>
707 </section>
708 <section>
709 <title>Installing a printer for and with CUPS</title>
710 <body>
711
712 <p>
713 First, go to <uri link="http://linuxprinting.org">LinuxPrinting.Org</uri> to
714 find and download the correct PPD file for your printer and CUPS. To do so,
715 click the link Printer Listings to the left. Select your printers manufacturer
716 and the model in the pulldown menu, eg HP and DeskJet 930C. Click "Show". On
717 the page coming up click the "recommended driver" link after reading the
718 various notes and information. Then fetch the PPD file from the next page,
719 again after reading the notes and introductions there. You may have to select
720 your printers manufacturer and model again. Reading the <uri
721 link="http://www.linuxprinting.org/cups-doc.html">CUPS quickstart guide</uri>
722 is also very helpful when working with CUPS.
723 </p>
724
725 <p>
726 Now you have a PPD file for your printer to work with CUPS. Place it in
727 <path>/usr/share/cups/model</path>. The PPD for the HP DeskJet 930C was
728 named <path>HP-DeskJet_930C-hpijs.ppd</path>. You should now install the printer.
729 This can be done via the CUPS web interface or via command line. The web
730 interface is found at <path>http://PrintServer:631</path> once CUPS is running.
731 </p>
732
733 <pre caption="Install the printer via command line">
734 # <i>lpadmin -p HPDeskJet930C -E -v usb:/dev/ultp0 -m HP-DeskJet_930C-hpijs.ppd</i>
735 </pre>
736
737 <p>
738 Remember to adjust to what you have. Be sure to have the name
739 (<c>-p</c> argument) right (the name you set above during the Samba
740 configuration!) and to put in the correct <c>usb:/dev/usb/blah</c>,
741 <c>parallel:/dev/blah</c> or whatever device you are using for your
742 printer.
743 </p>
744
745 <p>
746 You should now be able to access the printer from the web interface
747 and be able to print a test page.
748 </p>
749
750 </body>
751 </section>
752 <section>
753 <title>Installing the Windows printer drivers</title>
754 <body>
755
756 <p>
757 Now that the printer should be working it is time to install the drivers
758 for the Windows clients to work. Samba 2.2 introduced this functionality.
759 Browsing to the print server in the Network Neighbourhood, right-clicking
760 on the printershare and selecting "connect" downloads the appropriate
761 drivers automagically to the connecting client, avoiding the hassle of
762 manually installing printer drivers locally.
763 </p>
764
765 <p>
766 There are two sets of printer drivers for this. First, the Adobe PS
767 drivers which can be obtained from <uri
768 link="http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html">Adobe</uri>
769 (PostScript printer drivers). Second, there are the CUPS PS drivers,
770 to be obtained from <uri link="http://www.cups.org/software.php">the
771 CUPS homepage</uri> and selecting "CUPS Driver for Windows" from the
772 pull down menu. There doesn't seem to be a difference between the
773 functionality of the two, but the Adobe PS drivers need to be extracted
774 on a Windows System since it's a Windows binary. Also the whole procedure
775 of finding and copying the correct files is a bit more hassle. The CUPS
776 drivers seem to support some options the Adobe drivers don't.
777 </p>
778
779 <p>
780 This HOWTO uses the CUPS drivers for Windows. The downloaded file is
781 called <path>cups-samba-5.0rc2.tar.gz</path>. Extract the files
782 contained into a directory.
783 </p>
784
785 <pre caption="Extract the drivers and run the install">
786 # <i>tar -xzf cups-samba-5.0rc2.tar.gz</i>
787 # <i>cd cups-samba-5.0rc2</i>
788 <comment>(Only use this script if CUPS resides in /usr/share/cups)</comment>
789 # <i>./cups-samba.install</i>
790 </pre>
791
792 <p>
793 <path>cups-samba.ss</path> is a TAR archive containing three files:
794 <path>cups5.hlp</path>, <path>cupsdrvr5.dll</path> and
795 <path>cupsui5.dll</path>. These are the actual driver files.
796 </p>
797
798 <warn>
799 The script <c>cups-samba.install</c> may not work for all *nixes (ie FreeBSD)
800 because almost everything which is not part of the base system is
801 installed somewhere under the prefix <path>/usr/local/</path>. This
802 seems not to be the case for most things you install under GNU/Linux.
803 However, if your CUPS installation is somewhere other than
804 <path>/usr/share/cups/</path> see the example below.
805 </warn>
806
807 <p>
808 Suppose your CUPS installation resides under
809 <path>/usr/local/share/cups/</path>, and you want to install the drivers there.
810 Do the following:
811 </p>
812
813 <pre caption="Manually installing the drivers">
814 # <i>cd /path/you/extracted/the/CUPS-driver/tarball/into</i>
815 # <i>tar -xf cups-samba.ss</i>
816 <comment>(This extracts the files to usr/share/cups/drivers under the CURRENT WORKING DIRECTORY)</comment>
817 # <i>cd usr/share/cups/drivers</i>
818 <comment>(no leading / !)</comment>
819 # <i>cp cups* /usr/local/share/cups/drivers</i>
820 </pre>
821
822 <p>
823 Now we'll use the script <c>cupsaddsmb</c> provided by the CUPS
824 distribution. It's man page is an interesting read.
825 </p>
826
827 <pre caption="Run cupsaddsmb">
828 # <i>cupsaddsmb -H PrintServer -U root -h PrintServer -v HPDeskJet930C</i>
829 <comment>(Instead of HPDeskJet930C you could also specify "-a", which will
830 "export all known printers".)</comment>
831 # <i>cupsaddsmb -H PrintServer -U root -h PrintServer -a</i>
832 </pre>
833
834 <warn>
835 The execution of this command often causes the most trouble.
836 Reading through the <uri
837 link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=110931">posts in this
838 thread</uri>.
839 </warn>
840
841 <p>
842 Here are common errors that may happen:
843 </p>
844
845 <ul>
846 <li>
847 The hostname given as a parameter for <c>-h</c> and <c>-H</c>
848 (<c>PrintServer</c>) often does not resolve correctly and doesn't
849 identify the print server for CUPS/Samba interaction. If an error
850 like: <b>Warning: No PPD file for printer "CUPS_PRINTER_NAME" -
851 skipping!</b> occurs, the first thing you should do is substitute
852 <c>PrintServer</c> with <c>localhost</c> and try it again.
853 </li>
854 <li>
855 The command fails with an <b>NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL</b>. This error message
856 is quite common, but can be triggered by many problems. It's unfortunately
857 not very helpful. One thing to try is to temporarily set <c>security =
858 user</c> in your <path>smb.conf</path>. After/if the installation completes
859 successfully, you should set it back to share, or whatever it was set to
860 before.
861 </li>
862 </ul>
863
864 <p>
865 This should install the correct driver directory structure under
866 <path>/etc/samba/printer</path>. That would be
867 <path>/etc/samba/printer/W32X86/2/</path>. The files contained should
868 be the 3 driver files and the PPD file, renamed to YourPrinterName.ppd
869 (the name which you gave the printer when installing it (see above).
870 </p>
871
872 <p>
873 Pending no errors or other complications, your drivers are now
874 installed.
875 </p>
876
877 </body>
878 </section>
879 <section>
880 <title>Finalizing our setup</title>
881 <body>
882
883 <p>
884 Lastly, setup our directories.
885 </p>
886
887 <pre caption="Final changes needed">
888 # <i>mkdir /home/samba</i>
889 # <i>mkdir /home/samba/public</i>
890 # <i>chmod 755 /home/samba</i>
891 # <i>chmod 755 /home/samba/public</i>
892 </pre>
893
894 </body>
895 </section>
896 <section>
897 <title>Testing our Samba configuration</title>
898 <body>
899
900 <p>
901 We will want to test our configuration file to ensure that it is formatted
902 properly and all of our options have at least the correct syntax. To do
903 this we run <c>testparm</c>.
904 </p>
905
906 <pre caption="Running the testparm">
907 <comment>(By default, testparm checks /etc/samba/smb.conf)</comment>
908 # <i>/usr/bin/testparm</i>
909 Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
910 Processing section &quot;[printers]&quot;
911 Global parameter guest account found in service section!
912 Processing section &quot;[public]&quot;
913 Global parameter guest account found in service section!
914 Loaded services file OK.
915 Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
916 Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions
917 ...
918 ...
919 </pre>
920
921 </body>
922 </section>
923 <section>
924 <title>Starting the Samba service</title>
925 <body>
926
927 <p>
928 Now configure Samba to start at bootup; then go ahead and start it.
929 </p>
930
931 <pre caption="Setting up the Samba service">
932 # <i>rc-update add samba default</i>
933 # <i>/etc/init.d/samba start</i>
934 </pre>
935
936 </body>
937 </section>
938 <section>
939 <title>Checking our services</title>
940 <body>
941
942 <p>
943 It would probably be prudent to check our logs at this time also.
944 We will also want to take a peak at our Samba shares using
945 <c>smbclient</c>.
946 </p>
947
948 <pre caption="Checking the shares with smbclient">
949 # <i>smbclient -L localhost</i>
950 Password:
951 <comment>(You should see a BIG list of services here.)</comment>
952 </pre>
953
954 </body>
955 </section>
956 </chapter>
957
958 <chapter>
959 <title>Configuration of the Clients</title>
960 <section>
961 <title>Printer configuration of *nix based clients</title>
962 <body>
963
964 <p>
965 Despite the variation or distribution, the only thing needed is CUPS.
966 Do the equivalent on any other UNIX/Linux/BSD client.
967 </p>
968
969 <pre caption="Configuring a Gentoo system">
970 # <i>emerge cups</i>
971 # <i>/etc/init.d/cupsd start</i>
972 # <i>rc-update add cupsd default</i>
973 </pre>
974
975 <p>
976 That should be it. Nothing else will be needed. Just point your web
977 browser to <c>http://localhost:631</c> on the client and you'll see that
978 PrintServer broadcasts all available printers to all CUPS clients.
979 </p>
980
981 <p>
982 To print, use for example
983 </p>
984
985 <pre caption="Printing in *nix">
986 # <i>lpr -pHPDeskJet930C anything.txt</i>
987 # <i>lpr -PHPDeskJet930C foobar.whatever.ps</i>
988 </pre>
989
990 <p>
991 In order to setup a default printer, you have to edit
992 <path>/etc/cups/client.conf</path> and set the directive
993 <c>ServerName</c> to your printserver. In the case of this guide that
994 would be the following example.
995 </p>
996
997 <pre caption="/etc/cups/client.conf">
998 ServerName PrintServer
999 </pre>
1000
1001 <p>
1002 The following will print <path>foorbar.whatever.ps</path> directly to the print
1003 server.
1004 </p>
1005
1006 <pre caption="Printing to the default printer">
1007 $ <i>lpr foobar.whatever.ps</i>
1008 </pre>
1009
1010 <p>
1011 Some common observations when setting a default printer in this manner
1012 include the following:
1013 </p>
1014
1015 <ul>
1016 <li>
1017 Setting the <c>ServerName</c> in <path>client.conf</path> seems to
1018 work well for only one printer, there may be yet another way to
1019 set a client's default remote printer.
1020 </li>
1021 <li>
1022 Also, when accessing <c>http://localhost:631</c> on the client
1023 now, no printers seem to be "found" by the client-CUPS. This is to
1024 be expected when setting <c>ServerName</c> in
1025 <path>client.conf</path>.
1026 </li>
1027 </ul>
1028
1029 </body>
1030 </section>
1031 <section>
1032 <title>Mounting a Windows or Samba share in GNU/Linux</title>
1033 <body>
1034
1035 <p>
1036 Now is time to configure our kernel to support smbfs. Since I'm assumming we've
1037 all compiled at least one kernel, we'll need to make sure we have all the right
1038 options selected in our kernel. For simplicity sake, make it a module for ease
1039 of use. It is the author's opinion that kernel modules are a good thing and
1040 should be used whenever possible.
1041 </p>
1042
1043 <pre caption="Relevant kernel options" >
1044 CONFIG_SMB_FS=m
1045 CONFIG_SMB_UNIX=y
1046 </pre>
1047
1048 <p>
1049 Then make the module/install it; insert them with:
1050 </p>
1051
1052 <pre caption="Loading the kernel module">
1053 # <i>modprobe smbfs</i>
1054 </pre>
1055
1056 <p>
1057 Once the modules is loaded, mounting a Windows or Samba share is
1058 possible. Use <c>mount</c> to accomplish this, as detailed below:
1059 </p>
1060
1061 <pre caption="Mounting a Windows/Samba share">
1062 <comment>(The syntax for mounting a Windows/Samba share is:
1063 mount -t smbfs [-o username=xxx,password=xxx] //server/share /mnt/point
1064 If we are not using passwords or a password is not needed)</comment>
1065
1066 # <i>mount -t smbfs //PrintServer/public /mnt/public</i>
1067
1068 <comment>(If a password is needed)</comment>
1069 # <i>mount -t smbfs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD //PrintServer/public /mnt/public</i>
1070 </pre>
1071
1072 <p>
1073 After you mount the share, you would access it as if it were a local
1074 drive.
1075 </p>
1076
1077 </body>
1078 </section>
1079 <section>
1080 <title>Printer Configuration for Windows NT/2000/XP clients</title>
1081 <body>
1082
1083 <p>
1084 That's just a bit of point-and-click. Browse to
1085 <path>\\PrintServer</path> and right click on the printer
1086 (HPDeskJet930C) and click connect. This will download the drivers to
1087 the Windows client and now every application (such as Word or Acrobat)
1088 will offer HPDeskJet930C as an available printer to print to. :-)
1089 </p>
1090
1091 </body>
1092 </section>
1093 </chapter>
1094
1095 <chapter>
1096 <title>Final Notes</title>
1097 <section>
1098 <title>A Fond Farewell</title>
1099 <body>
1100
1101 <p>
1102 Well that should be it. You should now have a successful printing enviroment
1103 that is friendly to both Windows and *nix as well as a fully virus-free working
1104 share!
1105 </p>
1106
1107 </body>
1108 </section>
1109 </chapter>
1110
1111 <chapter>
1112 <title>Links and Resources</title>
1113 <section>
1114 <title>Links</title>
1115 <body>
1116
1117 <p>
1118 These are some links that may help you in setting up, configuration and
1119 troubleshooting your installation:
1120 </p>
1121
1122 <ul>
1123 <li><uri link="http://www.cups.org/">CUPS Homepage</uri></li>
1124 <li><uri link="http://www.samba.org/">Samba Homepage</uri></li>
1125 <li><uri link="http://linuxprinting.org/">LinuxPrinting dot Org</uri></li>
1126 <li>
1127 <uri link="http://www.linuxprinting.org/kpfeifle/SambaPrintHOWTO/">Kurt
1128 Pfeifle's Samba Print HOWTO</uri> (
1129 This HOWTO really covers <e>ANYTHING</e> and <e>EVERYTHING</e>
1130 I've written here, plus a LOT more concerning CUPS and Samba, and
1131 generally printing support on networks. A really interesting read,
1132 with lots and lots of details)
1133 </li>
1134 <li><uri link="http://www.freebsddiary.org/cups.php">FreeBSD Diary's CUPS Topic</uri></li>
1135 </ul>
1136
1137 </body>
1138 </section>
1139 <section>
1140 <title>Troubleshooting</title>
1141 <body>
1142
1143 <p>
1144 See <uri link="http://www.linuxprinting.org/kpfeifle/SambaPrintHOWTO/Samba-HOWTO-Collection-3.0-PrintingChapter-11th-draft.html#37">this
1145 page</uri> from Kurt Pfeifle's "Printing Support in Samba 3.0"
1146 manual. Lots of useful tips there! Be sure to look this one up
1147 first, before posting questions and problems! Maybe the solution
1148 you're looking for is right there.
1149 </p>
1150
1151 </body>
1152 </section>
1153 </chapter>
1154 </guide>

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