[Bug 58403] Re: adding smb printer difficult on large networks

Ryan Rawdon flieslikeabrick at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 21:11:56 UTC 2006

the command in the previous comment (for i in `export LC_ALL=C; findsmb 2> /dev/null | egrep '^[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+' | tr -s " " | cut -f2 -d ' ' | uniq | sort`; do echo $i; echo ---------------; export LC_ALL=C; smbclient -N -L $i 2> /dev/null | grep Printer; echo; done

works.  I tried it on the large network which caused these original
complaints and it did successfully find smb print servers on my subnet
without bugging me for passwords.

I think it should be tested by some people on smaller home/office
networks so that we can make sure it detects what it should (because I
don't know for sure that it found everything that it should have on

Hopefully this will be fixed soon, there are about 30 Ubuntu users on
our campus that are constantly asking me about the status of this

adding smb printer difficult on large networks

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