> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Sharp [mailto:leesharp at hal dash pc dot org]
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:24 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Re: [m0n0wall-dev] LPD/LPR service?
> Egbert Jan wrote:
> > Hi, another new kid on the block...
> > I use m0n0wall 1.3b4 in a Soekris Net4801 with CF and
> miniPCI Atheros
> > WiFi. Works like a charm, no problems at all and easy to configure.
> > One thing I realy would like to have: a printer on the USB
> port of the
> > Soekris! It would save me a printer server. The router is always on
> > anyway so what would be more convenient than to have a
> simple LPR/LPD
> > facility.
> > I'm not familiar with xBSD at all but I'm a seasoned Mandriva Linux
> > user. That makes me a bit reluctant to start building my own m0n0
> > versions from source. Any chance to have 'printing' on the wish
> > list???
> You might have a chance with pfsence, but not m0n0wall. Monowall is
> lean by design, and meant to stay that way. Not mail filter, squid
> proxy or other stuff. However, pfsence has a plugin
> architecture more
> suited to that sort of thing. But from a security
> standpoint, I do not
> recommend it.
This is the answer I expected, more or less. I've played with pfSense and
Vyatta before but none of those installs and runs so smoothly on Soekris.
Indeed Kasper is right; a FW should just do that it is built for. Nothing
I'll just have to stick to my old faithfull AXIS 560 printer server and use
the par.port of the printer. If a new printer has no par.port anymore, I'll
have to buy another printserver.
TNX Lee and Adam