[sane-devel] sending scanned image to a remote SANE server

abel deuring adeuring at gmx.net
Fri Mar 16 19:10:19 CET 2007

Tom Miller wrote:

> I am plan to install the workstation with Linux OS and 
> install SANE on it.  This workstation with have a scanner
> attach to it.
> I will then scan an image from the workstation and direct it 
> through the network with some SCANIMAGE's network option
> to a remote Server that running SANE and put that scanned 
> image under /tmp/  directory.
> Is this possible?

In other words: you wan to run scanimage on the workstation;
scanimage writes the scanned data into a file, and this file shall
be located on the server.

Yes, this is possible: you can create, read, write, modify and
delete files on remote computers, provided that both machines are
properly configured. If the server is also a Linux/Unix machine, use
NFS (Network File System). Install the NFS server software on the
server, configure the NFS server and mount a server volume on the

A good start to see how to do this is Olaf Kirch's Linux Network
Administrator Guide: http://tldp.org/LDP/nag/node140.html


PS: Your question is not strictly a Sane (or scanning in general)
question, but a question about about file system access via a
network; you may get more and better help on "networked file system
access" in other places

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