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Network-shared scanner

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To share a (usb-attached) printer between Ubuntu machines, do the following:

  1. See if your scanner is recognised: sudo scanimage -L
    For me the output is device `hpaio:/usb/Deskjet_F2100_series?serial=CN82C4Q4V304TK’ is a Hewlett-Packard Deskjet_F2100_series all-in-one
  2. Add yourself to the saned user group: sudo usermod -a -G saned `whoami`
  3. Modify /etc/sane.d/saned.conf to include your subnet (for me it’s
  4. Confirm that the service port is open: cat /etc/services|grep sane
    Your output should be something like this:
    sane-port 6566/tcp sane saned # SANE network scanner daemon
  5. Uncomment the relevant line in /etc/inetd.conf:
    sane-port stream tcp nowait saned:saned /usr/sbin/saned saned

Finally, on the clients, add the server’s ip address (or hostname, if you have populated your /etc/hosts file) to the file /etc/sane.d/net.conf



Written by azimout

17/12/2009 at 18:29

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