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Old 06-14-2007, 11:28 AM   #1
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trying to get access to my printer config

I can access my printer configuration with
I would like to know how to set it up so it can be accessed remotely
Old 06-15-2007, 03:08 AM   #2
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I'm probably not giving you the best answer, but since computerip:631 didn't work out for me remotely, I found two solutions.

1) Ssh to the computer and run
2) Enable X forwarding in ssh and run a web browser from the remote machine, then proceed to

Better then nothing, maybe someone can give you better answers.
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I would like to know how to set it up so it can be accessed remotely
If you think about it for a few moments, you will realise that doing this will open a BIG security hole.

kummiliim's suggestion is better. You could also ssh -X your.ip.add.ress and then just start firefox like this: firefox localhost:631
Firefox will run on the remote computer, but display on yours.


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