How to access printer control panels via web interface

This allows you to view current status and settings, check toner supply levels etc. You can also log into the Xerox printers as admin.

1. On your desktop, type:

ssh -N -D 8080 infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk

2. Start Firefox on your desktop, go to Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Network, and select the 'Settings' button.

3. Configure as follows:

Manual proxy configuration SOCKS host: localhost Port: 8080

Select 'OK'.

4. Now point Firefox to https://if513m0.inf.ed.ac.uk (or any other printer), and things should work as you want.

5. At the end of the session:

5.1 back to Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Network and select 'Use system proxy settings'.

5.2 Ctrl-C out of the 'ssh -N -D ...' command above.

Alternatively

ssh -L 12345:<printer>:443 infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk

i.e.

ssh -L 12345:if513m0.inf.ed.ac.uk:443 infcups.inf.ed.ac.uk

and point your browser at https://localhost:12345


iainr

-- JenniferOxley - 25 Apr 2013

Topic revision: r2 - 25 Apr 2013 - 12:54:14 - IainRae
 
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