[Samba] Cross-network printing

Tom McCallum tom.mccallum at levelelimited.com
Fri Jan 26 16:25:15 GMT 2007


For a machine connected over the internet to pass through a firewall and  
print using samba what ports do I need open?  I am using CUPS and SAMBA so  
do I need to open up the ports to connect to CUPS as well as SAMBA?   
Basically is the situation when printing with samba at the point of  
connection to the printer a or b below?

(a) remote machine --> print job --> firewall --> samba server --> printer
(b) remote machine --> print job --> firewall --> printer

The problem is I can see the samba shares and see the printer but I cannot  
connect to the printer even though all the Samba ports are open properly.

Many thanks


Dr. Thomas McCallum
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