A blog of interesting technical advances.

March 5, 2012

Saned Network Scanner

I like to keep my scanner in the office and be able to scan from my laptop. For that I use the net backend of sane. I had always enabled the net backend by setting the ip address of my saned server like below:

in /etc/sane.d/net.conf where is the ip address of the saned server:

However, I found out that saned supports avahi mdns. After a bit of experimentation, the following appears to enable the avahi backend.

local_only = 0

I am using this to scan from now on.


Waco, Texas, United States

Electrical and Computer with an interest in FPGAs, Linux, and Embedded Systems. Enjoys playing with servers and experimenting with virtualization.