Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 509
  • Last Modified:

Multi-honed LINUX box routing between 2 networks cannot print on both networks

We have a multi-honed LINUX box routing between 2 networks the Users  on the 192.168.10.x network can access the 170.94.133.x network to run their queries and print them to the attached laser printers (192.168.10.x network). The other users specifically on the 170.94.133.x network cannot print to the laser printers on the 10.x network. When you try to send a print job to the printers the job hangs in the print queue on the LINUX box.
So it appears that the route statement is working to allow the users to access the 170.94.133.x network from the 192.168.10.x. to do their quiries.
0
lhartzell
Asked:
lhartzell
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
WizRd-LinuxCommented:
To assist with sorting out the rules, you will need to post the output of iptables -nvL.

To make sure I correctly understand your requirements you need the following to occur:

192.168.10.x -> 170.94.133.x (Queries)
170.94.133.x -> 192.168.10.x (Printing)

When the users are connected to machines in the 170.94.133.x range, are they using a local application or for arguments sake sshing to these servers and then need to print?
0
 
lhartzellAuthor Commented:
You are correct the workstations on the 192.168.10.x network route through the LINUX box to the 170.94.133.x network to query a database using a local application and print the information on the network printers attached to the 192.168.10.x (this works)

The workstations on the 170.94.133.x network query the database and should print the information on the network printers attached to the 192.168.10.x.

I will send another comment with the IP Table information
0
 
alien_life_formCommented:
Can you print from the linux box to 192.168.10.x?
0
Build your data science skills into a career

Are you ready to take your data science career to the next step, or break into data science? With Springboard’s Data Science Career Track, you’ll master data science topics, have personalized career guidance, weekly calls with a data science expert, and a job guarantee.

 
lhartzellAuthor Commented:
No When you print a test page from the LINUX box to the printer on the 10.x network it hangs in the print que
0
 
alien_life_formCommented:
So the problem is with the linux box... I bet you cannot ping machines on 10.x either.
Check that you have a route for that network. Another possibility is a SW firewall (like firestarter), check the  iptables -L output.
0
 
lhartzellAuthor Commented:
Let me do some more explaining we want to print from a windows machine on the 133.x network to network printers on the 10.x network.  The path from the 133.x network to the 10.x network is a
 Dual-hone LINUX box routed between the two networks. We can ping the 10.x network and the 133.x network from the LINUX box. We can print from the LINUX box to the printers on the 10.x network. We just cannot print form the 133.x network to the printers on the 10.x network. It seems that if both networks are routed and working that printing on the windows machine (Print drivers loaded) on the 133.x network should see the printer and print.  I am apparently missing something on the LINUX box that allows a pass through.
0
 
WizRd-LinuxCommented:
Can you please post the output of your iptables rules so I can have a look at them.  Also, don't forget any NAT rules (-t nat) if you are doing it this way.
0
 
lhartzellAuthor Commented:
This problem has been resolved.
0
 
lhartzellAuthor Commented:
Resolved by our Network Engineer
0
 
alien_life_formCommented:
It'd be nice to know what the problem was....
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now