Cups Troubles

Tod Thomas tod at
Thu Dec 8 16:32:56 UTC 2005

Tod Thomas wrote:
> I am trying to print from FC4 client to WinXP workstation with a share 
> defined to an Epson Stylus Photo RX600 printer.  I am trying to connect 
> with a user account defined on the XP box.
> In the CUPs web GUI when it comes time to configure the Device URI I'm 
> specifying smb://user:password/ipaddress/sharename.  This should work, 
> in fact I have validated the connectivity to the XP box with smbclient. 
>  The problem is I have special characters in the password, particularly 
> the '@' symbol.  I have a feeling that is throwing CUPs off.  I tried 
> making the change directly to printers.conf but that didn't make a 
> difference.

Make that: smb://user:password@ipaddress/sharename

> Can anybody provide a sample, maybe I am typing it wrong in the 
> printers.conf file?  Any hints would be appreciated.  I'm using cups 
> v1.1.23 which came with my initial FC4 installation.
> Thanks - Tod

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