Print server

A device connected to one or more printers and allowing to access those printers over network is often called a print server. The term is very general and it can refer to a computer, allowing access to printers it is connected to, or to a computer that implements printing-related IP protocols. Finally, it can also be a special device providing certain types of connectivity between clients and the printers.

Print server has an advantage over a network printer, since the access to the device is better controlled; in many cases a network printer communicates over insecure protocols (such as HTTP) and thus is more subject to miscellaneous exploits and vulnerabilities.


IPHost features:

HFTP/HTTPs Monitor
HTTP/HTTPS Monitor is used to check the Web site presence and test whether the contents of the address match certain criteria. HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer …

TCP ports monitoring
… if the host responds, then the test is positive. However, in case we have a multitude of hosts and ports to test, manual checking becomes too cumbersome. The complete lack of monitoring may result in unexpected services downtime …

UDP Monitor
Common cases when UDP monitoring is useful are: check for DHCP service availability; check for DNS service presence; test SNMP host for connectivity …

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