[sane-devel] Accessing scanners on network addresable MFP?

m. allan noah anoah at pfeiffer.edu
Thu Mar 23 17:44:28 UTC 2006

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 satish.kumar at wipro.com wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Jon.
> I tried the dell_scan perl script for my requirement(RICOH's MFP). I
> just changed port number in the script and tried "--find" option. It did
> not work. Guess I need a bit more of reading.
>  Is there a is generic driver for MFP's?

hahah- oh sorry, no. there is no reason for all the various makers of 
equipment to get together and develop a common interface. the consumers 
want cheap and long lists of useless features, those two things are the 
enemy of robustness and interoperability.

unless you know for a fact that your unit is a rebadged model from some 
other maker, or is compatible with existing ricoh scanners, you might be 
making your own backend. cracking it open and looking at the chips might 


> -Satish
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Chambers [mailto:jon at jon.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:17 AM
> To: satish kumar (WT01 - Embedded Systems)
> Cc: sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Accessing scanners on network addresable MFP?
> Hi Satish,
> On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, satish.kumar at wipro.com wrote:
>> [...] I am trying to access network
>> addressable highend MFP over my LAN. Does SANE support such
>> configuration or is their any such tool available for Linux?
> I am in the process of adding network scanning support for the Dell
> 1600n MFP and Alessandro Zummo is working on one of the Epson MFP
> models.  As far as I know no other network scanners are currently
> supported.  (I could be wrong.)
> For my own part, with a new baby imminent I suspect that the
> dell1600n_net_scan backend could be a little while coming but in the
> unlikely event that that is the MFP you have, there is a standalone
> network scanning driver at
> http://www.jon.demon.co.uk/dell1600n-net-scan/
> cheers,
> Jon
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