[sane-devel] SNMP detection of network scanners?

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 17:21:59 UTC 2010

There is no such code in sane currently, AFAIK. Which path to take
would depend on the size and portability of libsnmp. If you only need
a very small part of it, and it does not build on many platforms, then
you might make an independent lib. However, you then have potential
security and portability issues of your own, with no additional
developers to help. There is a reason we have shared libs in modern
systems :)


On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Reinhold Kainhofer
<reinhold at kainhofer.com> wrote:
> For magicolor devices, KONICA MINOLTA provides SNMP functionality to detect
> the scanner (existence, model, etc.) and also some of its capabilities. Is
> there any SNMP framework provided by sane that can/should be used, or is it
> completely up to me to implement the SNMP conversation?
> I couldn't see anything SNMP-related in the default backends, so how would you
> suggest to implement SNMP? libsnmp or manually implementing SNMP from scratch
> (as cups seems to do)?
> Cheers,
> Reinhold
> PS: The backend for the magicolor 1690mf (and as Ilia Sotnikov noticed
> probably also some bizhub devices) is progressing nicely. Currently, I'm
> already at a stage where the scanning is started and the data is received by
> the backend. Of course, there are still some things where I don't know the
> exact purpose of command arguments, but the most important stuff is decoded
> and implemented. If you are interested, the current state can be found a git
> repository at repo.or.cz:
> http://repo.or.cz/w/sane-backend-magicolor.git
> WARNING: This is very much work in progress, so it will probably not work for
> you yet, and it might even lock up your device right now! Try it entirely on
> your own risk!
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