• Description

    PrintMachine (LPD), Report (LPD), Neopost LPD Tester all version if used with: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows aa Service Pack 2 will automatically lock down all ports including port 515 (LPR/LPD)
    Only few steps are necessary to allow LPR/LPD on your local computer again. Furthermore you can limit which IP addresses are accepted for sending data to PrintMachine by use of LPR / LPD.
    In this article we show three ways how you can enable LPR/LPD on your FireWall again:
        Solution #1: Add your applications automatically to FireWall exception list
        Solution #2: Add your applications manually to your FireWall exception list
        Solution #3: Enable LPR/LPD ports in your Firewall settings Furthermore you can read how to limit the scope of foreign hosts for sending data to PrintMachine. Problems may arise, if your company is distributing Windows FireWall Settings through "Group Policy Objects". In this case you may not be able to change this settings yourself and you will have to contact your Domain Administrator. Please inform him that you must have LPR/LPD ports (TCP 515) enabled on your PrintMachine Computers.
  • Answer

    How to gain access to your Window XP Firewall:
    Way 1: Control Panel / Windows FireWall Way 2: Choose Network Connections / Properties / Advanced Tab / Settings

    Solution #1:
    Add your applications automatically to FireWall exception list After starting PrintMachine with a configured LPD Port, Windows XP will automatically ask you whether you want to allow this application to use custom network ports. This scenario allows PrintMachine to open any network port needed. The same solution applies if you would like to use "Report LPD" or "Neopost LPD Tester". Each Application will add it's own entry into your firewall exception list.

    Solution #2:
    Add your Neopost applications manually to your FireWall exception list You can do above as well by manually adding "pmachine.exe" and "report.exe" to your exception list. If you choose Solution #1 however, this will be done automatically for you. The result is the same.

    Solution #3:
    Enable LPR/LPD ports in your Firewall settings You could as well open port 515 for all applications by allowing the port directly. Advanced configuration: If you want to increase security, you can change the scope by choosing individual IP addresses which can access your PrintMachine Server through LPR/LPD. The default settings is "Any computer". Scoping works for all above solutions. 

Date created:
01/22/2015 11:38:32
Last updated:
02/11/2015 10:26:14
Product(range):
OMS-500
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