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CA Spool - secure encrypted connections to remote printers

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Article ID: 145476

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Products

Spool

Issue/Introduction

Is there a way to use an encrypted connection to print to a remote printer?

For example,  this is a current definition,  how to make sure the transmission is actually encrypted:

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NODE PRT1,TCP,TCPHOST=external-DNS-name,  
 
     TCPPRT=PRT1,
                                
     SEP=4,VPSFILE=CHAIN,VPSERROR=BLANK,GROUP=13                      

 

Environment

Release : 12.0 14.0

Component : CA Spool

Resolution

The Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) can be used to encrypt data that is sent between CA Spool and printers that support IPSec.

IPSec is a standard suite of protocols by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that provides data authentication, integrity, and confidentiality as data is transferred between communication points across IP networks; also there are no changes required to CA Spool to enable IPSec.

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/traditional-management/ca-spool/14-0/other-customization-options/tcp-ip-printdirect.html#concept.dita_6041971f03d32ed62493737422b825af2b471b9f_PrintDataEncryption