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 From:  "Seth Martin" <SethM at turbinegenerator dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Printing over pptp VPN
 Date:  Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:52:26 -0400
You should be able to telnet into the port and type and it will print,
its fun to do this on old printers to scare people also. Is your PPTP
subnet different from your lan?  Will your printer support printing from
a diff subnet, sometimes they block this for security reasons.  We use a
computer as a centralized print server for all the office network
printers to help manage the queues and it works for PPTP but that's not
direct to the printer.  

Check your firewall logs on the m0n0wall to make sure its not blocking
the data when you try to print also.

-----Original Message-----
From: James W. McKeand [mailto:james at mckeand dot biz] 
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:37 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Printing over pptp VPN

Eric Gregory wrote:
> I'm trying to print to my HP 8550N printer over the VPN.  I install
> the driver and the TCP/IP port for the printer and it knows the
> device is there but when I try to print it says the printer is
> unavailable.  I have only one firewall rule for my PPTP and that's
> allow any from any to any.  Is it possible to print this way?
> got it working?  on client side I'm just using the native win XP
> client. 

I ASSUME that this is on a laptop...
Does it work when you are on the LAN? Make sure it works before you go
off the LAN and try the VPN.

Make sure the pptp VPN is connected before you try to print - I don't
think it will "dial-on-demand". Check to see if the printer is marked
as "offline". If you have the private IP as the IP for the TCP/IP
printing port, the pptp is connected, you should be able to print.

James W. McKeand

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