[Bug 32112] Adding smb printer displays random auth boxes

John Leach john at johnleach.co.uk
Mon Feb 20 11:47:41 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-cups-manager (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I have a number of Windows machines with SMB services on my segment here
at work.

When selecting the "Windows Printer (SMB)" Network Printer type in the
"Add a printer" dialog I am immediately prompted for a login and
password for a random machine on this segment.  After clicking cancel,
another prompt pops up for another random machine.  I get about 5 to 10
of these before it stops pestering me.

I guess it detects some of the servers on my segment with a broadcast
and attempts to enumerate their printer services.  Most of these servers
do not allow anonymous connections at all, so I get prompted for a

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