print to home printer from office?

toshiba
March 21, 2007 at 15:01:29
Specs: xp pro, yada
I have recently had someone request that they be able to print to their house from their work computer. I know this has to be possible so I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to give me a step by step guide to doing this and also informing me of what would be needed (static ip's on both sides? etc)Ive looked around for a solution but could not find what I needed t know. Thanks so much!


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#1
March 22, 2007 at 00:43:02
Google the term VPN.

There's lots of info available

I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.


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#2
March 22, 2007 at 08:55:46
One option is to print to a PDF file, then transfer the file to the home computer (via email or whatever) and print it off later.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf...

You also have to worry about things like NAT transversal and firewall settings. for NAT transversal you'll need a service like hamachi or gotomypc.


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#3
March 22, 2007 at 15:41:56
Just my $.02, but I would say you're one very lucky Administrator if you have the free time to do this.

How can I say this without sounding like a b***h? My question to the user would be why do they want to do this? As a Sys Admin, it's certainly not my responsibility to take the time to allow for users to print personal documents to their home printers from a company-owned, workplace computer. Assuming of course that the data is personal.

So, if it's not work-related, they should wait until they get home to print the data. If it is work-related, then print it at work. Seems very simple to me.

You shouldn't waste your time on this. I'd tell the user to either email the items to their home account, or use a flash drive to transfer the data.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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