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We’ve got an application called SafeTrace running on the one and only UNIX server on this network; the other 5 servers are all Windows 2000 Servers.

The goal:
To allow remote users to print to their local printer from the SafeTrace application.

The details:
The remote users are roaming around the county in RV’s. To connect to the company's network, users have Windows 2000 Pro laptops with a Verizon wireless WAN card. Once they establish a connection to the Internet with the Verizon wireless card, they then connect to the company’s network using a VPN connection. Once connected, they then use a terminal emulation app on the laptops to connect to the SafeTrace app. This is all working just fine.

The challenge:
SafeTrace only prints to IP addresses from what I’m being told. So, what we need to do is get SafeTrace to be able to print to a printer across the VPN connection. Here’s the ipconfig info:

Laptop’s Ethernet NIC static IP address: 10.10.11.216
Local printer’s static IP address: 10.10.11 215
Verizon Wireless WAN IP Address: 70.214.1.1
VPN-assigned IP address on the laptop: 10.10.10.108
Local printer’s (JetDirect) IP address: 10.10.11 215

The printer is connected to a JetDirect box and the JetDirect is connected to the laptop via an Ethernet connection through a switch.

My question:
Is anyone familiar with this type of scenario and can you suggest a solution that will allow the users to print from SafeTrace application? So far, the only potential solution I’m researching now is ThinPrint. But I have no idea if it will work or if I even need to bother with a third-party solution. Thanks for any help.
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By the way, I have contacted the manufacturer of SafeTrace application. Just hoping that I can find an answer quicker in EE than I will waiting on them to get back to me.
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If they are using terminal Emulation, why can't they proint locally via the Terminal program ?

I hope this helps !
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I'm beginning to think that there is no way I can get through all these details on EE; I"m going to have to work with the manufacturer on this one. But thanks!
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