john boris on 24 Aug 2016 07:22:14 -0700

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[PLUG] Setting up a Windows Printer to print to accept print jobs over VPN

I am setting up my home office and connect to $WORK via a VPN through the Dell Sonicwall Netextender. I would like to setup my home printer as a printer on the VPN network. Would it be possible to have the printer on my Windows 7 machine be available for my UNIX (SCO OpenServer) servers to print to. Our WAN guys say my account is setup that it should accept print jobs to the IP address I am assigned when I log into the VPN. 

My issue is setting up the Windows 7 machine so the printer will be able to see the requests.

I installed the Unix Print services for Windows on my Windows machine and can see the LPR port available but when I go to set it up it asks for the ip address of the server. I am unsure if I put the IP of my WIndows machine or the IP I get when I connect to the VPN.

On the flip side I am wondering if I just try to use my Raspberry Pi as a print server connecting to my $WORK network with the VPN. 

John J. Boris, Sr.

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