[sane-devel] infoprint 1650 mfp

Ilan Tal ilan.tal at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 14:37:31 UTC 2011

Sorry that I tend to keep my contact with Windows to a minimum. It is my
friend's printer and I watched her run it under Windows and then I went to
my Ubuntu machine. It is definitely Ricoh, scanback 3.3.3 (maybe only 3.3?)
The printer is an IBM Infoprint 1650 MFP.
I'm not familiar with a wireshark trace. I guess you would like me to
capture whatever the scanback is sending to the printer. I suppose if we
knew what it was sending, we could send the same string from Ubuntu and have
it ship back to a shared folder on Ubuntu the resulting pdf file.


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, you could start by telling us the brand name, Ricoh perhaps?
> Second, perhaps you could get a wireshark trace of the windows driver
> making a small, low resolution network scan? Make sure you capture the
> entire packet length. Then compress that log, and put it up on the web
> where we can reach it. Perhaps someone will recognize the protocol.
> allan
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Ilan Tal <ilan.tal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I may be asking something impossible. If so, please let me know.
> >
> > I have an infoprint 1650 mfp printer/scanner which is on a LAN, stand
> alone
> > and not connected to any particular computer. The printer part works just
> > fine, out-of-the-box. The scanner part is another story. SANE doesn't
> detect
> > the scanner.
> >
> > In Windows there is a "scanback" program which basically puts a
> "protocol"
> > on the printer by which the user put the document into the scanner,
> presses
> > a button on the scanner and the document is scanned and a pdf file is
> > shipped over the LAN to the Windows PC. Thus it seems clear that Windows
> too
> > doesn't directly see the scanner. Apparently this is the reason SANE
> doesn't
> > see it either.
> >
> > Since Windows has a solution, I would like a solution for Ubuntu as well.
> > Otherwise one is stuck with Windows. I wonder if anyone has any ideas on
> > what might be available, or how to solve the problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ilan
> >
> >
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