[Samba] Use the shared intranet printer on Windows from internet through a socks5 proxy.

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 10:15:54 UTC 2021

On Sat, Nov 27, 2021 at 4:15 PM Michael Evans
<michael.evans at nor-consult.com> wrote:
> For the specific task of talking to a Samba / CIFS shared printer, a VPN
> would be a better tool.  OpenWRT or Wireguard are two free options that I'd

Why you mentioned OpenWRT here? I mean, it doesn't belong to any type of VPN.

> highly recommend.  If both ends have static IPs (on the Internet) it'd
> probably be easier to dial your office, otherwise whichever end is static,
> or most stable for a dynamic DNS address should be the server.
> You might be able to share the printer via other methods (E.G. IPP on port
> 631) that are easier to map over a SOCKS5 proxy.

This need the printer itself supports IPP, but my printer only has a
USB connector/adapter.

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Hongyi
> > Zhao via samba
> > Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 10:44 PM
> > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: [Samba] Use the shared intranet printer on Windows from internet
> > through a socks5 proxy.
> >
> > My scenario is as follows: I have a shared intranet printer on Windows
> > 10 on my office network. At the same time, I have a socks5 reverse
> > proxy running on my VPS, which can be used to access the resources in
> > my office network from the internet. I want to know whether I can use
> > the shared intranet printer on Windows from the internet through the
> > socks5 proxy.
> >
> > Regards
> > --
> > Assoc. Prof. Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at gmail.com>
> > Theory and Simulation of Materials
> > Hebei Vocational University of Technology and Engineering
> > No. 473, Quannan West Street, Xindu District, Xingtai, Hebei province
> >
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