[sane-devel] Net Client Not Contacting Server SOLVED

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 18:53:49 BST 2020


On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 10:06 AM C. Cook <c.a.cook at quantum-sci.com> wrote:

> Ok so this is to memorialize what I found with not being able to use my
> scanner over the LAN.  Big thanks go out to Ralph Little and Olaf
> Meeuwissen for helping with this distressing problem.
> - For local scanning you do -not- need to install/activate saned, UNLESS
> you will be doing network scanning.  Yes, ONLY if you will be doing
> network scanning.  But in all cases you must install sane-backends and
> make sure that the backend in dll.conf for whatever scanner you have is
> -not- commented out.  And install whatever client application you want
> to use. (XSane, gscan2pdf, etc)  The client applications access the
> backends -directly-, not through saned.
> I should point out that saned gives you networking access to scanning
devices that do not have a native network provision.
For scanners that natively have a networking capability, then saned is not

I am glad that you managed to get some success. saned/net backend
connectivity seems to cause a lot of unnecessary grief to many people and
it is something that could do with better out-of-the-box support from

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