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Print to Unix systems without direct printer access
Authored by: richwiss on Apr 20, '05 10:57:50PM

Can you explain that a little further? I like this idea (since I remotely print somewhat frequently) but my limited understanding of port forwarding keeps me from knowing what's actually going on.



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Print to Unix systems without direct printer access
Authored by: Kool on Apr 21, '05 06:27:43AM

What they above command does is forward my local port 515 to port 515 of the ssh- aka printerserver. So when this ssh-tunnel is set up, I print to localhost on port 515. This is then forwarded to the ssh-tunnel, which makes it looks like I print on the ssh-server from the administration point of view.

This works great for me, I only need to remember to make sure the ssh-tunnel is established.



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