Every time I print something
I get a series of Zonealarm alerts telling me that my printer is trying to access the internet
and subsequently that a printer related program
is acting as a server.

My entire setup consists of a computer and printer: I have no home network beyond this.
Consequently, I do not understand why printing a document requires any access to the internet.
I have found that, if I switch Zonealarm off, my job will print without any problem and I do not think that any internet interaction is actually taking place.
I understand that I can simply direct
the firewall to always allow these
communications but I am not sure why they are triggered in the first place and whether this is normal.
I have found a similar situation when I run my media player as well.
Can someone tell me why I am encountering these alerts?Is this perfectly normal?Do I need
do anything beyond
Zonealarm to allow the
programs to run?
Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Operating System:Windows Vista Ultimate
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro