Samba passes the username always in lower case to CUPS backend

  • 7000633
  • 10-Jun-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2

Situation

Samba always passes the username of a user who starts a print job in lower case to CUPS backend

Resolution

There is no official resolution for this problem available yet.
Please contact Novell Technical Service for further assistance.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

In normal case this doesn't cause any problem and the print job will be executed by CUPS. But where a PDF backend is used where the print job should be created as a PDF and stored in the home directory of the user, the following situation can happen (depends on the PDF backend):
  1. the print job will not be executed by the PDF backend
  2. the PDF backend creates an new directory in /home with the name of the user who starts the printjob in lowercase and stores the printjob in this directory.

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