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I have a question:  I have a couple of offices - site 1 and site 2.  Site 1 is the corporate office and site 2 is a remote sales office with WinTerm Terminals and a DSL connection to the internet.  Site 2 also has a network attached printer on the Site2 LAN.  Site 1 has T1 to the Internet.  Site 2 can connect to Site 1 and use the Term server located in Site 1 over the Internet.  The question from the business unit is this:  Can I connect my Winterm terminal to the term server in Site 1 and printer back to the network attached printer on the LAN of Site 2.  I am trying to tell them NO. But I said I would post the question to you gurus.  They think they can use port forwarding on the firewalls to accomplish this.  I am not immensely familiar with Winterm terminals outside of they are terminal clients only.  Any ideas?
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AFAIK you can redirect local printers from the winterms over the RDP protocol but not networked ones connected to the machine.

I don't know if you are currently connecting via VPN or straight over the internet but you could open up a firewall hole oin site 2 router for either:

port 515 (for lpr printing) or port 9100 for jetdirect type printing and set a port forward for this port up to point at the internal address of the pritner.  If there is no VPN I'd stick a firewall rule in that allows just site1 external IP to access site 2 IP on above ports.

Then setup printer on site 1 terminal server printing to external address of site2.

hth

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What router is being used at the second site.  http://www.portforward.com might give a clue how to set it up.

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I will try this.
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Guess it must have worked.  thabks for the points

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