[OpenAFS] OpenAFS client 1.7.201 and later triggers printing of smiley faces on all printers shared via Samba

Michael Richter m.richter@tu-berlin.de
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:25:44 +0100

Oh, I have the same problem. Did not know that it is related to OpenAFS.
It seemed that this page was send two times to every printer on our=20
printserver - to printers which are not installed on my desktop too.
Actually the printers has nothing to do with OpenAFS - I thought.

Mit freundlichen Gr=C3=BC=C3=9Fen
Michael Richter

schrieb Bo Nygaard Bai:
> We have observed that windows clients running an installation of the
> OpenAFS client version 1.7.201 and later will, unknown to the user,
> print garbage on all our printers. Every time a user opens/refreshes th=
> Samba share exporting the printers, each available printer will print 2=

> pages each containing a single line of output:
> ,\ =E2=98=BA=E2=98=BA
> In case the above UTF-8 does not survive the mail system:
> <komma><backslash><space><smileyface><smileyface>
> Just viewing the share exporting the printers will trigger this.
> We only see this when the OpenAFS Client Service is running and only
> after version 1.7.201. It even happens when the windows Print Spooler
> service is stopped but AFS is running.
> Has anybody else seen this or have an explanation?
> Should I file a bug report on this?
> /Bo Bai
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Michael Richter
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