Scanner Server (sharing a scanner on LAN)
- Hi guys,
I have recently bought a Linkstation (120Gb) and have thus far
customised it with Twonkyvision and NFS.
I have not tried the Print Server functionality yet becuase my printer
is a Scanner/Printer combination.
I would like to be able to share the scanner functionality on my LAN.
After doing some research I have discovered a program called "saned"
for Linux which allows the sharing of scanners over the network.
saned: [ http://penguin-breeder.org/sane/saned/ ]
This allows Linux machines to share scanners, which is OK for me as I
dual-boot Windows XP and Mepis Linux.
There is also a windows client called XSane-Win32 which allows Windows
clients to use the networked scanner.
xsane-win32: [ http://www.xsane.org/xsane-win32.html ]
I will attempt to install this software on my Linkstation as soon as I
get time, but just in case anyone can help:
1) Does anyone have the sane/saned binaries compiled for the
2) Do you think this idea could work?
Any comments, hints or tips would be greatly appreciated. I'll report
back if/when I make any progress!