[sane-devel] HP officejet: access scanner over the network

Wouter van Marle wouter at squirrel-systems.com
Wed Dec 31 09:31:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 10:17 -0600, gobo wrote:
> you need to have hplip installed.  with hplip you can then use hpaio
> to access the scanner across the network.  for example:
> scanimage -x 215.9 -y 297 -d
> hpaio:/net/Officejet_J6400_series?ip= -pv --mode gray >

OK that part works after substituting my scanner name and ip of course.
So the scanner can be addressed, and is scanning properly.

But this is not the way I like to do my scanning of course, it's nice
for testing and all. How can I integrate this into a saned server or
whatever, so I can use xsane or another sane compliant software in the
network to access this scanner?

Previously the HP was connected to the server over USB, and the rest of
the workstations could very easily access the scanner through the saned
interfaces. The workstations are on Mandriva Linux by the way, and could
easily add this scanner through the control panel. Just give the ip of
the server, and the scanner was detected automatically.


> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 7:45 AM, Wouter van Marle
> <wouter at squirrel-systems.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am the happy owner of an HP Officejet Pro L7560 (an all-in-one
> > device).
> >
> > Until recently I had this connected to my server through USB, and
> > printing and scanning all worked fine. Of course using sane on the
> > server to access the scanner from the workstations.
> >
> > Now I have a new office, all is rearranged, and the Officejet is
> > connected directly to the network. It gets it's IP from the server by
> > DHCP, which I configured to be fixed, so far so good. Printing (though
> > Cups) works like a charm after some googling to get the correct way to
> > address the printer, but now scanning! How can I do this? A couple of
> > hours searching Google didn't give me a single clue... the scanner is
> > not found automatically by Sane, and no idea on how to address it.
> >
> > I'm looking for one of two solutions:
> > 1) server is talking to the scanner one way or another, and then shares
> > the scanner with the workstations through the existing Sane interface.
> > 2) the workstations (three only, it's a small network) talk to the
> > scanner directly (they are all on the same subnet) (if
> > easy/automatically to configure on the workstations).
> >
> > Wouter.
> >
> >
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