[sane-devel] I need a saned tester!

Andy Bennett andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org
Thu Feb 1 10:44:38 UTC 2018


>>> I need a test program or such that will allow
>>> me to test saned.
>>> I need this to tell me whether my configuration
>>> of saned is incorrect or if certain programs
>>> trying to access saned are defective. ...
>> Could 'scanimage -d ...' work for you?

I think you can specify the network device name directly to -d. Getting -L 
to work (to list the scanners) is more tricky.

I can't find the documentation for how to construct the network name of the 
scanner but


and 'man sane-net' might help.

>From the example at that wiki page it looks like something along the lines 
of 'scanimage -d net:<saned-ip-or-hostname>:<backend>:<device>' is what's 
required so maybe prepending "net:<saned-ip-or-hostname>" to the device 
name given when running 'scanimage -L' on the saned machine will work>

The manpage also documents how to add hosts to the net.conf file or to the 
SANE_NET_HOSTS environement variable to encourage 'scanimage -L' to find 
the scanner.


andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org

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