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  • 1.  PRINT - VPN

    Posted Thu March 06, 2008 12:20 AM

    Originally posted by: SGLFORUM

    I have a customer who works from home using VPN and would like to print from Oracle Applications to the local printer.

    Oracle printing is based on OS printing.
    Can we use the "lp" command for printing using VPN.

  • 2.  Re: PRINT - VPN

    Posted Fri March 07, 2008 06:02 PM

    Originally posted by: nagger

    I don't think you can do that.
    Programs running on the AIX machine are totally unaware of your local printer.

    You have to print from a program running on your workstation (PC, Mac, what ever) to print to your local printer.

    ta Nigel

  • 3.  Re: PRINT - VPN

    Posted Sat March 08, 2008 05:15 AM

    Originally posted by: IBMFORUMS

    I don't think this will gona work.
    because when you connect through the VPN, your given the IP of the VPN switch.

  • 4.  RE: PRINT - VPN

    Posted Tue January 23, 2024 06:26 AM
    One potential workaround could be to use the {lp} command to print from Oracle Applications to a local printer over a VPN connection, but this would need extra setup and thought:
    - The Oracle Applications server must be able to access the printer via the VPN connection. Make sure that traffic intended for the printer's local network subnet is redirected to your customer's home network via the VPN tunnel.
    - The customer's home computer and the Oracle Applications server both require the printer driver to be installed. Problems with compatibility may occur, particularly if the customer's computer and the server run different operating systems.
    - Printing directly from the server with `lp} may avoid security controls and printing queues that are set up on the client's home network. Unintended consequences or security flaws could result from this.
    - On the home network of the client, think about installing a universal print server. This removes the requirement for drivers on the Oracle Applications server and enables centralized management. Oracle Applications can then be updated to include the server for direct printing.
    - Examine specific printing tools from Third Parties made for Oracle Applications and remote printing situations. These tools provide customizable, safe solutions for printing through VPN connections.
    Examine other options for printing from Oracle Applications. Certain versions have email and PDF generation capabilities, which may offer more adaptable and safe methods of sending print jobs to the client's home network for local printing.
    Or you can:
    Make sure printing from Oracle Applications to the local printer via the VPN connection works properly before implementing any solutions. Make sure everything functions properly and take security concerns into account. When managing printing from Oracle Applications over a VPN connection, put in place the necessary security measures like user authentication and access control. For comprehensive instructions and configuration options about remote printing, consult the documentation for the particular version of Oracle Applications and VPN software you are using whether it is NordVPN or PureVPN.
    Recall that while using {lp} is a straightforward method, it might not be the safest or most dependable choice for the situation your customer is facing. Before implementation, carefully test the solution you have selected and weigh your options.

    adriana charles