[sane-devel] Fwd: SANE network scanning?

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 11:00:26 UTC 2012

Sounds like you are trying to use some sort of twain-sane bridge on
the client? I would skip that for now, and make sure you can talk to
sane natively from the client. Perhaps using XSane? I don't use
Windows, so I'm not of much help there, sorry.


On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Mike Wirth <mwirth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> Here's a copy of my last msg to Steven about my efforts to do remote
> scanning with a Fujitsu fi-4750c (sent a couple weeks ago).
> As you can read, I was successful in having the scanner show up remotely on
> the client machine, but wasn't able to get the actual scan to occur.  As
> mentioned, I suspect a permissions problem somewhere along the chain between
> client and host.  Haven't been able to get back to debugging this yet (too
> many other projects have priority :-)  If anyone has any suggestions for me
> on how to sort this out (e.g., what to look for in the logs), let me know.
> Re Allan's questions, I used the latest versions of SANE components as of
> last month.  Scanner is a Fujitsu fi-4750c.  I can "reach it" to select it
> in he scanning app on the client (Adobe Acrobat running on Mac OS X, IIRC),
> but attempting to commence a scan fails. (Don't remember the specific error
> msg; probably timeout).
> Steven provided me with some draft how-to instructions on setting up saned
> for my SCSI scanner, which were helpful in getting as far as I did.  Once I
> sort out the remaining problems :-) I owe him an improved draft.
> Mike
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mike Wirth <mwirth at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 2:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] SANE network scanning?
> To: Steven Santos <Steven at simplycircus.com>
> Steven,
> Hit a roadblock on net access to my SCSI scanner.  Everything works fine on
> the host (i.e., scanimage -L shows the Fujitsu scanner appropriately).  I've
> even verified that the saned service is running properly (both by checking
> on the host and by doing a port scan on the host from the remote client).
> Firewall is disabled, but I suspect some other permission settings are not
> right yet.
> Even managed to access a neighbor's network scanner from both Mac OS X and
> Ubuntu clients by connecting to their WiFi router.  So I have some
> confidence that the problem isn't on the client side.
> Will check things over again.  Any hints?
> Mike
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