Re: Browsing workgroup from command line
On Wednesday 13 Feb 2002 2:39 pm, Johannes Franken wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 01:39:09PM -0800, Patrick Kirk wrote:
> > What is actually need is the netbios name that this printer appears
> > under.
> None, for port 139 is not among.
Aha, a trick question eh?
I read over the thread again, and I'm thinking we're not `getting it'.
Am I right in thinking the situation is like this: you have a local network
and remote one. And on the remote network is a printer you'd like to make
available to Windows machines on your local network. But the only access
you've got to the remote network is via ssh?
If that's it then maybe something like this would do:
1. Take the command you use to print when you're logged into the remote
machine, let's say it's just `lpr', and make a shell script on your local
machine to run it remotely:
/usr/bin/ssh user@remote lpr
2. Set things up so that the user used by your local print spooler, `lp', can
log into the remote machine without a password.
# su lp
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh user@remote "cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys2"
Perhaps you could set up `user' on the remote machine to have minimal rights.
3. Set up a queue on your local machine for the remote printer, using your
remote printing script as a filter:
4. Then you can share 'Remote Printer' to local Windows machine using Samba.