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Old 11-17-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Question How to print at home from Linux server at college


My college has a Linux server that enables us to print on their printers using the following command: lpr -P eps1 filename.ext (eps1 is printer name).

We have sign on's that enable us to log on from at home. The problem is that I don't know how to print on my home printer. I have Windows XP SP2 and also Red Hat Linux 9.0 (my computer is partitioned). I have an HP OfficeJet G85 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax.

Does anyone know if I can print at home? Please help!!!
 
Old 11-17-2004, 07:29 PM   #2
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I would imagine if you have a firewall on your netowrk at home and you know what your ip address is then you can set up your firewall to send to your print queue. This is something you will need to set up from there or have access to your firewall interface. You will need to know where your print queue is and everything. Beyond that, without giving up any information on hardware or network setup(which may not be wise in an open forum) there isn't to much more help to give. I suggest reading your firewall/router manual.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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I just want to make sure I desribed my question correctly. I want to print files, which are stored on my college's Linux server, on my printer at home.

You mention I need to find out where my print queue is? I'm not exactly sure how to do that - is it easy to do?

Once that is determined and set up, how do I find out/set up the name of my printer to enter in the linux command.

Thanks - -
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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ok you need to know where you pirnter is on your homenetowrk. say it is lpt1. And lets say your ip address is 64.234.25.15. Then you might try printing to 64.234.25.15:lpt1. But if your router does not know where on your network your printer is it won't know what to do with lpt1. I have a router and print server so it will send it right to the printer the way I have it above but you need to have the drivers set up for your printer at home on the computer at school so its ends the right information to your printer. Now it you have your printer attached to your windows box then you need to tell your router that anything going to lpt1 goes to that box and it should work. But you need to read how to do this in your router/firewall manual because they are all different. This can also be set up with ports. same thing if your printer is set up on a port on an internal box then just use the router to send to that port rather than lpt1

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