[nSLUG] using office printer from home

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Mon Mar 10 11:34:05 AST 2003


On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 vikram at popgen.org wrote:

> Is it possible to print to a SMB or Windows printer in office from a home linux box running Red Hat?  I tried configuring the printer and in the sharename filed specified hostname/printername and all other details but that doesn't work.  Is this against the protocol?

Yes, but not recommended (and a properly configured firewall should block
it). Try looking at cups instead; you can set it up as a certificate based
print queue with SSL, which would be more secure. An optimal solution
would probably be a VPN...

Cheers... Dop.




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