remote printing question

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Apr 4 23:17:43 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 06:30:32PM -0400, David Banning wrote:

> > Well, if your printer has its own Ethernet card and an IP address
> > you can just set things up to go directly to it with no server.
> > 
> > Or, what is that router?   If it is something like a FreeBSD box or
> > other more full service system, it can probably handle the task of
> > serving the printer as well.
> Thanks Jerry.
> I don't want to use a server. So the router would have to do NAT.
> Is it possible that way for the outside world to address the 
> printer directly since it has a network address, and not a 
> www IP?

Just set up your firewall to only allow the addresses you want to
go to that printer.   Some printers with ethernet cards can also
be set to only accept incoming from a list of addresses.


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