[sane-devel] scanbd and actually scanning over the LAN

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Wed Mar 4 15:41:30 UTC 2015

Am 04.03.2015 um 14:30 schrieb Rolf Leggewie:
> Hello,
> with scanbd sitting on top of the net backend I wonder if and how actual
> scanning over the LAN still works.  Two scenarios.
> a) sharing a scanbd scan host SH via the LAN to scan client SC
> b) accessing a saned LAN scanner LS on a scanbd-enabled computer SES
> Are both scenarios supported?  This will have implications for my
> packaging as well.
> I guess scenario A ought to be possible by adding something like
> "" to /etc/sane.d/saned.conf on SH, while scenario B would
> require adding the IP or hostname of LS to /etc/sane.d/net.conf on SES.
> So far, so (theoretically) good?  I wonder especially if scenario B
> isn't going to blow up in my face.

Should be ok if you omit localhost in saned / /etc/scanbd/net.conf.

But: local or remote scan-applications must (only) include the scanbd
host in /etc/sane.d/net.conf (either localhost or remote).

w.meier at unix.net

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