Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

2016. It came rather quickly and seem to have gone rather quickly too.

What has happened this year? I learnt I needed to update my IF rules earlier in the year so that at least I post something relevant! I had one of my dogs hit by a car at the very beginning of the year.

But with those things, I get stronger. I get smarter and wiser. I get a little bit more confident.

2017 will be another successful year. :-( He's ok now.

I wish you all a Happy 2017. May all your goals come true... that means work hard!

Happy New Year!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Remotely printing on a printer behind a firewall...


Today I needed to print something at home. My wife was there and she needed the document but didn't have a way of printing it herself.

So, how do you go about doing this? Well, there's probably a few ways, like creating a print queue using a shared drive and having a print server at home that checks that queue. Then you can upload the file to dropbox, gdrive or where ever you've shared the directory and get that printed.

But what if you haven't set that up yet? Well, depending on the printer and if you have a server/desktop with ssh running, you could tunnel it.

sudo ssh -L -L -L 

Obviously substitute your external IP with the IP to get to your ssh box and the printer IP with the one for the printer you're trying to use.

This command by the way is for printing to an HP printer and worked fine for me!