[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Ledgersmb Receipt printing over WAN

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Steven Marshall
<..hidden..> wrote:
> Is it possible to direct a print job (i.e. receipt) to a locally attached
> printer instead of sending the print job to CUPS on the Ledgersmb server and
> then redirect back to the local printer at the client site?  I have a
> situation where I am concerned that that the ISP of my customers block
> incoming ports (i.e. CUPS communications) such that the print job will never
> get through the required port where the local printer is located.  I am
> pretty sure I can use SSH via Putty and tunneling since they do allow that
> port open, but setting this up at each client would not be ideal.  Looking
> for suggestions on how I can set up printing (mostly POS receipt printing)
> for a number of dispersed clients using one Ledgersmb installation on my
> server in the most simplistic way in terms of my clients installation
> requirements.

If it were me, I'd set up a VPN of some sort or a single channel to a
CUPS server on each sub-network of the WAN.  I wouldn't do that for
each client as that would be a mess.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers