[sane-devel] [walterwego at macosx.com: Re: problem with gutenprint 5.1.7]

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Sep 8 04:28:59 UTC 2008

Matt Broughton <walterwego at macosx.com> writes:

> At 8:50 AM +0900 9/8/08, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>>A network setup could be made to work by setting up `saned` on the
>>server machine to accept connections from the client.  On the server
>>side, `saned` would access the device through a backend that supports
>>the RX685.  On the client you can then use any SANE frontend via the
>>SANE net backend.
>>I'd try using the device on the server machine directly first with a
>>simple SANE frontend like `scanimage` first.  Next, try using it via
>>localhost and `saned`.  If that all works, try it from the client.
> [snip]
> From your description, it sounds like things will not work with stand
> alone print servers or routers which include print servers.  Is that
> correct?

Yes, unless the printer server in question can be coerced into
supporting saned.  From the other followup in this thread that
looks unlikely.

I guess that when you buy a _printer_ server that's all you can
realistically expect to get.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS Corporation
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