sane-netSection: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 8 Oct 2002
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NAMEsane-net - SANE network backend
DESCRIPTIONThe sane-net library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to image acquisition devices through a network connection. This makes it possible to control devices attached to a remote host and also provides a means to grant users access to protected resources.
DEVICE NAMESThis backend expects device names of the form:
Where host is the name of the (remote-) host and device is the name of the device on this host that should be addressed. If the device name does not contain a colon (:), then the entire string is treated as the device string for the default host. The default host is the host listed last in the configuration file (see below).
CONFIGURATIONThe contents of the net.conf. file is a list of host names that should be contacted for scan requests. Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are ignored. A sample configuration file is shown below:
The above list of host names can be extended at run-time using environment variable SANE_NET_HOSTS. This environment variable is a colon-separated list of hostnames that should be contacted in addition to the hosts mentioned in the configuration file. For example, a user could set the environment variable to the string:
To request that hosts new.scanner.com and scanner.univ.edu are contacted in addition to the hosts listed above.
For this backend to function properly, it is also necessary to define the sane service in /etc/services. At present, the sane service should be defined using a line of the following form:
BUGSIf saned has timed out, the net backend may loop with authorization requests.
SEE ALSOsane(7), saned(1), sane-dll(5), scanimage(1)
AUTHORDavid Mosberger and Andreas Beck
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