[CentOS] Slightly OT? - How do I set up Win98 to access a printer on my CentOS box?

Mon May 5 05:18:43 UTC 2008
Mark Hull-Richter <mhullrich at gmail.com>

On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 15:54 -0600, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> >However, I also have a Win98 box on the LAN that I would like to be
> >able to print on the CentOS printer.  When I try to connect to the
> >printer, Win98 tells me that it can't find the network...?
> >
> >Any suggestions?
> Possibly name resolution issues on the Win98 box?

There was no hosts file - I edited the hosts.sam (sample) file and added
both machines to it.  But there must be more.

> Can you resolve a ping using the exact hostname you use for the printer

I can ping the CentOS host by IP address and, now that there's a hosts
file, by host name as well.  However, Win98 can't see the network at all
- claims there isn't one.  It is running the M$ client for M$ networks
(and for NetBIOS networks, as well), but the network is not getting
properly initialized.  And now we are definitely sliding OT here (is
there a forum where and answer to this can be found?).

> (I assume the CentOS box emulates a Lanman printer? Never printed on a CentOS box...).
'fraid I don't know what that means - the printer is just available to
be shared via samba and so should be visible on a M$ network (like in
the XP guest?).

I'm going to be playing with the Windows box RSN - when I'm done with
it, it will have Win98, XP Pro and, of course, CentOS, but there's a
fair amount of work to be done before that will work.