On 10/15/10 12:58 PM, Marc Farnum Rendino wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Carol Caldwell-Edmonds <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> and the cost of the time spent on this email thread alone
> could purchase MANY USB printer cables. That will be my recommendation to the
> Helpline--calls about wireless printing at home on the VPN? Recommend plugging the printer
> in to the computer with the cable. Close issue.
> Although the original example was of a network printer - perhaps with no USB port.
> And of course there are other examples of problems this policy creates, that a USB cable
> doesn't solve.
Two things I'll point out:
1) there are PDF printer drivers for windows systems (Thankfully Mac's come with one built in)
that you can use to "print" to and then really print after the VPN session is ended.
2) I recently fired up the VPN on a mac at home which NFS mounts the home directories from my
local file server on the local (at home) lan. That particular VPN session was very short
lived, as I had to hard reset the Mac and walk across the room to a Windows computer that is
stand alone to do the VPN session.
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